One of these photos shows people peacefully protesting what they consider to be a serious case of injustice, and another shows a dangerous group of violent thugs threatening Democracy itself. Can you tell which is which?
Which image shows the dangerous, violent mob action? Is it:
A. The images from Kenosha where homes and stores were burned and looted and the CNN news anchor had to wear a gas mask and eye protection, and so much of the city was in flames that they couldn’t provide a shot of the protests that didn’t feature burning cars and buildings?
B. The January 6th attack on the Capital where a crowd of boomers took selfies to send their grandkids, and took almost no precautions to hide their identities as they shuffled through the building?
Who said each of these quotes? Was it Joe Biden, or Donald Trump?
#1 “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists—because they should be condemned totally.”
#2 “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”
#3 “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division… I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence.”
#4 “I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan, I totally disavow David Duke – I’ve been doing it now for two weeks, you’re probably about the 18th person that’s asked me the question…” And three days later. “But, I’ve rejected. How many times do I have to reject? I’ve reject David Duke – rejected David Duke. I’ve rejected the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan. From the time I’m five years old, I’ve rejected them.”
OK! Pencils down! Did you guess who said each of these quotes?
Who said the following quotes? Joe Biden or Donald Trump?
#1 “Unless we do something about this,” he said, “my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”
#2 Barack Obama is “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
#3 “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
#4 “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
#5 “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
#6 “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or (the other candidate), then you ain’t Black.”
OK, Pencils down. Did you figure out who said these things?
Elections in the United States, and a source of almost as much conflict, argumentation and violence as soccer is in most European countries. But we here at A Bit of Orange are concerned that a lot of voters are not educated enough to be voting. So, as a public service, we present, the “Should I be Voting?” Quiz, to determine if you know enough about the issues to cast an informed vote, or if you’re cretin who is being used by China to destroy the United States from the inside (aka: someone who thinks they have learned something by watching Tiktok).
QUIZ Question #1
The KKK is a white supremacist hate group responsible for the murder of literally thousands of Americans via lynchings. Which political party gave us the KKK?
A. The Republicans.
B. The Democrats.
C. It was the Democrats, but then all of the racist Democrats became Republicans.
D. The KKK was bipartisan and any white person was welcome.
Many of you probably saw the title of this post and thought I was going to argue that Abortion exists so that rich and powerful men like many of those leftist, casting-couch Hollywood scum bags can destroy evidence of their sexual assault, and thus protect themselves from being convicted of rape like they should be (or have to pay child support). But that is not my point today. Rather, I have decided that we should just accept all of the pro-choice jargon and see what happens.
And what happens is we have a case for legalizing rape.
I have a collection of questions outside of TULIP about the various doctrines in and associated with Calvinism. The primary collection revolve around free-will and determinism. Some people who call themselves Calvinists believe we have free-will and the ability to make real choices, but others, including John Calvin himself, seem to think that God meticulously determines ALL THINGS, and as such, free-will is an illusion.
So naturally, I have all the questions.
1. Calvinism rejects free will.
Calvinism claims that EVERYTHING that ever happens is ALWAYS determined by God. Not merely ALLOWED, or overseen or guided. DETERMINED.
How do you ignore your own constant, daily experience of making free will choices in order to hold onto a doctrine that teaches that you cannot make those choices you make? Is this not like trying to convince yourself that the color blue does not exist while having an unobstructed view of the sky?
If you have followed the old Bit of Orange for any amount of time, you have seen me explaining to Atheists and Evolutionists that they are not actually Atheists and Evolutionists. I’ve had to show people who believe the Big Bang cosmology that they don’t actually believe it because they don’t know what it is. This kind of thing happens on the regular around these parts, because people are a lot quicker, it would seem, to adopt a label than to completely research it and make sure they want to adopt it.
Our latest group to join the club of “I didn’t actually do all that much research” is Calvinists. Here is a screen shot from an apologetics YouTube channel (a Calvinistic youtuber that goes by “TreasureChrist” or “reformedwiki”) which was explaining the difference between Calvinism and non-Calvinism by critiquing Mike Winger and Allen Parr (both of whom I recommend).
This image is a screen shot of a Soteriology 101 video about that video, that you can watch here(about 18 min in for this screen shot). This brings us to my article about Dr Flower’s video about Reformedwiki’s video about Mike and Allen’s videos about Calvinism.
The Left make a collection of foundational errors in their dealing with race related issues. Let’s look at a few:
1. They do not treat all races as equal.
Their responses are tailored to the race of the apparently offended party, and the race of the apparent offender. Just as an example, communist and domestic terrorist organization “Black Lives Matter” and the many woke, Leftist media outlets who supported their “mostly peaceful protests” never gave a flip on earth about any black-on-black violence. They never spoke out against it, and instead worked loudly to shut down conversation about it. The ONLY lives that mattered to them was the black lives killed by white cops. And CERTAINLY not the 19 MILLION black babies murdered via legal Abortions- a number so staggering that it would FILL the city of CHICAGO more than TWICE. But the genocide of two Chicago-sized cities of black children didn’t find a single BLM bumper-sticker or moment on CNN.
When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on live television, no one decried this as an act of violence against a black man. They made memes about it. The left doesn’t care about violence against black people. They only want to constantly tell us that there is violence against them from WHITE people, but again only if those white people are heterosexual, cis gendered, Trump supporters. I mean, the KKK was literally a Democrat/anti-Republican organization, and the Left wants to pretend that didn’t happen.