Here at Balladeer’s Blog I’ve written plenty about how I used to consider myself a Liberal back before the political left around the world decided to pursue their insane policy of “Islam: Right or Wrong.”
Prior to the 9-11 attacks it wasn’t unusual to have conversations with other left-leaning people about the problem with the Muslim World. Islam’s perpetual refusal to end slavery, to end its gender Apartheid, to stop trying to enforce Islamic taboos on all non-Muslims around the globe, etc were – and are – legitimate concerns for the global community.
After 9-11 the political left collectively dropped to their bellies and began crawling for Islam, twisting logic however they had to in order to depict Muslims as victims and as a “vulnerable” community despite their huge numbers worldwide.
Anyway to give you a break from my blog posts about it here is ANOTHER in the seemingly endless number of us FORMER Liberals who feel contempt for the groveling little worms of 21st Century Liberalism. CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE
MIAMI UNIVERSITY AT MIDDLETOWN THUNDERHAWKS
Location: Middletown, OH
Conference Affiliation: Ohio Regional Conference
Comment: Thunderhawks is one incredibly butt-kicking team name, especially compared to the overused names like Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs and Wildcats. Continue reading
How can you NOT love being alive right now? There are so many battles worth fighting against so many thoroughly contemptible opponents! Both of our political parties in America now represent ONLY bloated rich pigs and have become so completely dishonest that only the obscenely wealthy have a realistic shot at the presidency.
Liberals have taken over the censorship and blacklisting activities they pretended to disapprove of when they were used against them. In response Conservatives, who USED to control the censorship and blacklisting racket, have taken over the Liberals’ role of pretending to oppose those activities … for now.
The Liberal Political Correctness Police are so hypersensitive and huffy they are even MORE fun to offend than Christian Conservatives used to be. Even worse are fanatical Muslims who seek to end Free Speech and spread their barbaric treatment of women everywhere they go. Liberals are happy to help ONLY the Muslims who hate the civilized world while refusing to let Muslims who seek reform of their faith even speak on college campuses.
Barack Obama has given the Mad Mullahs of Iran, some of the most bloodthirsty and irrational lunatics alive, a nuclear weapons program! The Islamic State spawned by Obama’s premature withdrawal from Iraq has managed to make Muslim Fascism the Nazi Party of the 21st Century. Continue reading
Many of you have been kind enough to let me know that the new movie Chi-Raq, about black-on- black violence in Chicago, can be added to the long list of adaptations of Lysistrata by Aristophanes.
For new readers here is my examination of Lysistrata:
Lysistrata was written by the Big A himself, Aristophanes, and this comedy always makes a perfect introductory play for newcomers to Ancient Greek Comedy (henceforth AGC). Part of its accessibility to modern audiences obviously comes from the risque premise of the play, of course.
For me the notion that we can understand and laugh at the same simplistic but brilliant story that Athenian audiences from 2,427 years ago laughed at and appreciated embodies the value of these ancient works.
By 411 BCE the Peloponnesian War between Athens (and its allied city-states) and Sparta (and its allied city-states) had been raging for roughly 20 years. The war provides the backdrop for many of Aristophanes’ surviving comedies and is especially apt where Lysistrata is concerned.
Weary of the long, drawn-out conflict the women of Athens, led by the title character Lysistrata (supposedly based on Lysimache, the Priestess of Athena in Athens at the time), join forces with the women of Sparta and decide to withhold sex from the men until they agree to bring an end to the war. Continue reading
NUMBER SEVEN TAKES A FALL – The SPALDING UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES hosted the 7th ranked IOWA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS yesterday. The Golden Eagles had built up a nice 40-28 lead by Halftime and then went on to win the game in a 78-56 stunner. Brandon Goeing led Spalding University with 26 points.
CENTURY CLUB – Teams scoring 100 or more points in Regulation: The MIAMI (OH) AT HAMILTON HARRIERS notched a 100-78 road rout over the SOUTHERN STATE PATRIOTS *** The SOUTHERN MAINE SEAWOLVES topped their hosts the UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT MACHIAS CLIPPERS 102-92 ### And the HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY RAMS obliterated the PAUL QUINN COLLEGE TIGERS to the tune of 123-62. Continue reading
Every war is the Vietnam War!
Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that offers non-partisan criticism of Liberals and Conservatives. This post is part of my series in which I examine the construction of political myths. At this particular point in history American Liberals are more hubristic and in need of criticism so I’ll start with their political myths first.
As we “deconstruct” some of the concepts and figures held sacred by the hilariously pretentious asses of American Liberalism much of the fun will come from the huffy indignation they display when their own outdated value system is subjected to the same critical eye which they use to regard others. Most Liberals of the 1960s generation have become left-wing Archie Bunkers, forever living in the past.
THE 1960s – You’ve heard of the book The Greatest Generation? Well the American youth of the 1960s have earned a name as “the most self-aggrandizing generation.” The 60s generation has never forgiven the land of their birth for the fact that life was not as simple and pleasant as what they saw on episodes of Father Knows Best or The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. They grew up … well, American Liberals NEVER grow up, so let’s instead say they “grew older” while Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the grand and exciting Hawaiian epic about the goddesses Pele and Hi’iaka.
The morning after their battle with Pana-Ea and its legion of monsters Hi’iaka, Pa’u’o’pala’e and Wahine resumed their journey. Around mid-day the path they were following suddenly ended at a precipice. Wahine suggested they all descend the cliffside to reach the base, where the waves pounded the jagged stones and from there swim across to the other side. Continue reading