This is my last post on Rule of Reason and http://edwardcline.blogspot.com/, at least for a long while. The blog sites might remain up for a while, until Mark Zuckerberg and his Merkelian cronies who govern the Internet eventually take them down or block access to them, something they do to “offensive” sites in Europe. They punish them to accommodate Angela Merkel and a multitude of statists and pro-Islam aficionados who want to “transform” their countries from civilized ones to ones governed by political correctness, submission to Islam, and civil anarchy, although the latter state of affairs is not one they are contemplating.
Nevertheless, an upheaval will transpire. You don’t sic the savages on whole civilized populations without incurring violent consequences. Look what happened in the Warsaw ghetto. Or during the Hungarian uprising.
This will be my last post, not because I was censored by the government or by the FBI or by Zuckerberg’s ilk, although I think that is in works. As many of you already know, fear of retaliation, reprisals, and the like have never tethered my language about Islam, about treasonous Obama, or about the many other enemies of freedom. My sites will remain silent for other reasons.
The ostensive purpose of censoring or blocking “offensive” sites is to forestall potentially “fractious” and violent conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims, which already exists. It already exists, with or without the state-sanctioned filtering and outright bans, and for two reasons: the deliberate and government-encouraged invasion of Western countries by hordes of people whose “religion” is hostile to all Western values, is an invasion feared and opposed by the thousands current and likely victims of the invasion; and, two, Islam is a detailed blueprint for the conquest of the West by Islam, including America.
Read the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum about the means and ends of the invasion, especially of America. More and more Europeans understand that, but are prevented from speaking out about the mortally deleterious consequences of unlimited immigration of barbarians from the pestholes of the world. Perhaps more and more Americans are understanding it, too. I should hope so.
Progressive liberals and other wannabe totalitarians like Zuckerberg keep harping (or, shall we say, “screaming”) about the injury caused by “hate speech” and “Islamophobia” and “racism” of non-Muslims (even though Islam is practiced by virtually every race under the sun). But, they have little to say about the genuine racism practiced by Muslims who prey on Western women, Jews, homosexuals, and anyone else who doesn’t fit their addled conception of a perfect devotee to Islam, which is a compliant cipher who obeys all the rules of Sharia law, never questions them, and who would rather just “go with the flow” than bother to…well...think.
Of course, jihadists and other killers on the make and on the prowl think all the time: How can I strike a blow for Islam and win my time in Paradise? These people too often come from the “silent majority” of Muslims, and become “radicalized.” Most of the jihadists in Europe come from second generation Muslim families. “Radicalized” is a term I’ve never quite understood the usage of, because if you know anything about Islam, the Koran, the Hadith, and Sharia, you would know that Islam is nothing but “radical.” “Radical” in the sense that it advocates, from top to bottom, the totality of one’s submission to Allah and Islam, or – totalitarianism. It’s a rather simple concept to grasp.
Whatever you think of Donald Trump as a candidate and possible President, I do not think he can make much headway against an entrenched political establishment dedicated to reducing Americans to obedient ciphers of the State who need to be pacified with various goodies. He hasn’t the intellectual equipment. I don’t think he has the moral certitude or fortitude to stymie what is happening to the country. I would like to think he has, but wishing is not my forte, either.
Like FDR’s State Department throughout his administration, which was rich in Communists and fellow travelers, the current federal government is riddled with Progressives, dwarf totalitarians, Muslims, and others who lust after and savor the power they wield.
Several blog sites have run stories about my eviction by the manager of Lawson Enterprises for having dared exercise my freedom of speech, quietly and without violent consequences to me or to other tenants, for years. But, somehow, in the insulated, hateful PC mind of Allison Otey, the manager, I endanger the lives of the her tenants. Throwing me to Mohammad’s wolves does not concern the landlord. She not once expressed the least concern about my fate at the hands of jihadists, or about uprooting my life with all the attendant costs. She may as well be an agent of ISIS, or of the Taliban, or of Iran. “Punish the infidels wherever you find them, especially those who talk back.”
"O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177). The Lawson Enterprises version is:
“Oh, Otey! There is a champion of American freedom hiding behind me, so punish him before his hateful words harm one of my tenants!”
But, as the advocates of open immigration and the alleged defenders of the freedom of religion keep harping, Islam is a religion, and we have no right to prohibit its practice. But Islam is first and foremost an ideology. Islam is not the Amish. Has anyone ever coined the term “Amishophobia”? No. Because there’s nothing in the Amish creed that encourages the slaughter or submission of the non-Amish. The Amish creed is not an ideology. Whatever you think of the Amish or of their beliefs, theirs is not a “religion” to fear if you are not of the Amish faith.
I queried the Virginia Bar Association in search of lawyers who would be willing to represent me against Lawson either pro bono or for a fee. No takers. No response. I cast my Internet net in search of lawyers who’d be willing to take my case on any condition. No takers. No response. Dead silence.
These articles, to date, have been:
Daniel Greenfield’s article on the eviction:
The Rebel on the eviction:
Shane Kavanaugh’s Vocativ article on the eviction:
Diana West posted much of Bracken's article.
The Daily Caller article on the eviction:
The Daily Caller article on the eviction:
Walid Shoebat wrote:
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Walid Shoebat wrote:
The Gates of Vienna on the eviction:
Solo Passion’s article on the eviction:
wordpress.com/2016/06/13/ bracken-help-needed-for- patriot-on-isis-kill-list/ by Matt Brakcen.
Darrell Hougen’s Objectivist Living’s article on the eviction:
Among others, including numerous Twitter mentions.
I’m in the same situation as Henry Cameron in The Fountainhead. I have been fighting evil and tyranny all my writing life. It was worth the fight. But, I’ve run out of gas. I cannot keep fighting and seeing my own person betrayed and offered as a sacrifice to the killers at large and the killer in the landlord’s office. I do not want to see the country conquered or transformed by Obama or by any of the beasts who want to rule the country. I have tried to find a new place to live, but I don’t meet the income requirements. Virginia and its many landlords and property owners have stringent rules. I traveled to Dallas under the impression that it was a freer state, but its tenancy requirements in the way of income are as onerous as Virginia’s.
I’ve been blocked virtually everywhere I turn. Many friends and fans have made generous offers of their own property for me to live on, but at this point in life, I do not want to become a moocher or anyone’s ward. It’s not my style. The movers have come and gone and taken away everything valuable I ever owned. It’s in storage somewhere, awaiting an address for the movers (GiantXPress) to send it to. But, I am clearly no longer welcome in America. I have been stonewalled by the politics, by the culture.
Doubtless, the government will seize all my property, including the blog sites.
I have presented my country, indeed, the world, with many literary and intellectual gifts. Sparrowhawk is my magnum opus. The Skeen and other novels were fun to create but they still are imbued with a moral sense of life to which many readers are not indifferent. I’m happy that Sparrowhawk and Cyrus Skeen are popular, and have tapped into the minds and spirits of so many readers. The two series do not stop selling. That’s some measure of success in an otherwise hostile culture that has no use for an independent man and a man of the mind. Jack Frake, Hugh Kenrick, Dogmael Jones, Cyrus Skeen, Chess Hanrahan, and Merritt Fury reign supreme in their worlds. For as long as they are available to be read, they cannot be milked dry.
“The Totalitarianism of Modern Airports,” which predates this column, was the result of an off-hand remark to a fellow writer about my observations of contemporary travel.
I must mention my “Carol Pelletier” and stalwart and dogged heroine who set up the Go Fund for me to help defray the costs of moving. Her name is Hilda Naranjo. I must also thank all the generous and caring individuals who donated to the Fund. Of course, there is Roxanne Albertoli, my loving spiritual booster for decades. And Steve Saaf, who knew immediately that we were of the same mind and spirit and not just yeah-sayers for reason, when we first met during an Objectivist picnic in California so many years ago.
I, however, have reached the point of no return. There is nowhere for me to return to. I’ve fought the good fight to the best of my ability.