I am victim II: A dialogue with Steve (a progressive Christian)

Craig Carter has written an interesting post entitled, “Secular Politics Infiltrating the Church: Hell’s Scheme to Bring Down Evangelicalism.”  There I’ve entered into a rather lengthy discussion with a self-proclaimed progressive who apparently believes himself to be Christian.  I reproduce here my comments and his responses.  I think it demonstrates that while progressives claim to care about people, they really despise people and are more concerned about re-engineering society to make it more equal–who cares who dies or suffers along the way, just so long as the rich can no longer parasitically leech off of others.  I responded first to his manner in which he responds to Craig Carter and Gordon (another correspondent), while mercilessly libelling the Tea Party.  Later, I explained how progressive, with their need to enlarge the state, had forced me to renounce my US citizenship, resulting in my suffering the loss of my birth right.  The reason that I insist on telling my story about how I’ve suffered is that I still can.  Those whom the progressives around the world have murdered can no longer tell their story.

Peter W. Dunn said…

That’s amazing Steve. You praise Craig and Gordon for civil tone of their responses to you, and then insult the Tea Party, libelling them as liars. Wow. An entire movement of people who want smaller government libelled as liars. You called Ron Paul demonic.

I think you should read my blog Steve: The Righteous Investor. You could start with this:  Worship the invisible God or our modern Idols:  which? 

You wrote:

“Progressives are not trying to replace a deity through gov’t, as you suggest, but progressives do not believe in a theocracy. We believe that ended with Jesus. The gov’t should meet the needs of all people, not just those who are wealthy or favoured by majority status.”

Well with these lines you have proved Craig Carter’s main point in the post. Because a god or an idol is what we have faith in to meet all our needs. You suggest that it is government. I suggest that Jesus is still alive and that it didn’t end with Jesus but he still lives in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. I’m not advocating theocracy–like the progressives who believe in big government that meets all our needs–I believe in small government that doesn’t suck up all the oxygen in the room and thus allows other institutions, like the family and the church, to breath a little too. But you advocate government as panacea and that ultimately is evil.

The socialists, of course, reject God as Jehoveh Jireh, because they believe in government-jireh, which provides everything we need. Who needs faith in a God who strictly prohibits in his Ten Continue reading

Why you can’t pay me to own Berkshire Hathaway

To my post “Warren Buffet Redux“, a certain Johnson responded by linking to an article on Buffet’s support of the sterilization of poor people.

This puts Buffet and all his activities beyond the pail for me.  I used to praise his charitable giving.  But now that I see a portion of it is used to exterminate the poor, I am utterly disgusted.  He has the attitude of the Aschen in the episodes of Stargate SG1 2010 and its sequel 2001 (see synopsis below).  The attempt to control the population of a people is an assault and an attack.  I consider it evil.

Synopsis:  The SG1 team meets an advance alien race called the Ashen, who promise to give to earth advance technology to protect them from their enemies the Goa’uld, to provide long life, and to end their problem of over population. SG1 later learn 9 years later however that Ashen’s purpose was actually to wipe out the entire population of earth and to take over its resources.

Is Buffet giving Obama a vote of no confidence?

My friend the Brooks mentioned that Obama’s economic advisers were renown economists and Warren Buffet supported Obama’s ideas. Now I wonder if this is still the case given what Buffet writes in his letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway:

This debilitating spiral has spurred our government to take massive action. In poker terms, the Treasury and the Fed have gone “all in.” Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once-unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome aftereffects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.  Moreover, major industries have become dependent on Federal assistance, and they will be followed by cities and states bearing mind-boggling requests. Weaning these entities from the public teat will be a political challenge. They won’t leave willingly.

“Inflation”, “mind-boggling aftereffects”, “once unthinkable dosages”, major industries dependent on the “public teat” who “won’t leave it willingly”?  These are not words of someone who still agrees with Obama.  By comparing the Federal budget policy to going “all in” in a poker game, Buffet is saying that Obama and the democrats in Congress are making a terrible gamble, echoing David S. Broder in the Washington Post (hat tip:  American Thinker), “When we elected Obama, we didn’t know what a gambler we were getting.”

This reveals the mind of the country’s foremost investor, and is undoubtedly representative of how investors feel and why stock markets continue their downward spiral.