Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Pieces in Our Time Edition

The Watcher’s Council

nuclear-iranian-mullahs-a

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of The Noisy Room hit the airwaves last week, as a guest of the Denise Simon Show on Radio One and The Mike Hewitt Show on Newstalk 1090…awesome! Terresa’s segment starts at about 32:10.

This week, The People’s Cube, Maggie’s Notebook, Simply Jews and Seraphic Secret earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

Posted in American Culture, Politics, Watchers Council, Writing | Leave a comment

Third Planned Parenthood Video Released: ‘Huge Trafficking of Fetal Tissues’ from Aborted Babies

A third video has been released exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling human body parts from aborted babies.

Via Washington Examiner (hat tip: Weasel Zippers):

A third Planned Parenthood video was released Tuesday morning that features a whistleblower who says her biomedical company would compensate Planned Parenthood clinics for fetal organs based on their condition and quality after being extracted from an abortion.

Holly O’Donnell is a former technician for California-based Stem Express, a company that contracts with abortion clinics for the tissue.

“The more valuable the tissue the more money you get, so if you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you’re going to get more money than just umbilical cord,” O’Donnell says in the video. “So I guess that’s incentive to try and get the hard stuff because they get more money.”

The footage shows medical professionals picking through trays of aborted fetal tissue for legs and other recognizable body parts. O’Donnell says that when she was asked to participate, she fainted. She also names Cate Dyer, the president and founder of Stem Express, saying Dyer makes “a lot of money.”

Keep reading…

Reportedly, there’s even a “menu” displaying various body parts for sale.

PP-Baby-Body-Parts-Menu

Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Cecile Richards, has adamantly denied PP makes money from the sale of human baby body parts.

Body-Parts-Federal-Code

Posted in Abortion, Active Measures, American Culture, Bill of Rights, Calumny, Communism, Conservatism, Crime, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, elitism, Fascism, First Amendment, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Indoctrination, Legal/Judicial, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, Operant Conditioning, Planned Parenthood, Politics, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Senate, Social Engineering, Socialism, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution | Tagged | Leave a comment

Maafa 21: Eugenics, Genocide and Planned Parenthood

Maafa-21-Black-Genocide

[Starts at 5:30 min.]

By: Brent Parrish

Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America is a carefully reasoned, well-produced and well-researched exposé of the abortion industry and its roots in the eugenics movement. “Maafa” is a Swahili word which means “terrible tragedy.” This hard-hitting documentary explores the sordid roots of the American eugenics movement and associated organizations like Planned Parenthood from the black perspective.

I’m telling you, if you’re a cheerleader for the right or the left, you might as well throw your poms-poms away right now. While the Democrats have certainly sold their souls to the abortion industry, Republicans don’t escape unscathed, either. When it comes to the fetid history of abortion and eugenics in America, villains exist on both sides of the aisle. But, without a doubt, it is the Democratic Party that has made abortion one of its “sacred cows.”

Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966), is often lauded and praised by so-called “progressives” as a hero of the feminist movement. Planned Parenthood (PP) has gone out of its way to try and bury and re-contextualize Margaret Sanger’s connections to the American Eugenics movement.  The reality is Sanger maintained close contact and worked directly with many hardcore eugenicists throughout her lifetime. As a matter of fact, Margaret Sanger remained on the roster of the American Eugenics Society until 1956.

(Screencap credit: Maafa21.com)

(Screencap credit: Maafa21.com)

I highly recommend watching this documentary, especially in light of the recent scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood, and its haggling over the human body parts of aborted babies. This is information and history that needs to be spread far and wide. My hat is off to the producers and researchers of the Maafa 21 documentary.

(I am in the process of writing an article on this subject matter that will draw heavily from the Maafa 21 documentary, as well as numerous other sources. So, stay tuned.)

Posted in Abortion, Active Measures, American Culture, American Patriotism, American Sovereignty, Bible, Bill of Rights, Calumny, Christianity, Communications, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, elitism, Fascism, First Amendment, GOP, History, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Indoctrination, Israel, Judaism, Legal/Judicial, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, Neoconservatism, Operant Conditioning, Planned Parenthood, Politics, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Racism, Religion, Sacrifice, Senate, Social Engineering, Social Justice, Socialism, Taxation, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution, United Nations | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ted Cruz: Mitch McConnell Lied

On the Senate floor, Senator Ted Cruz called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for lying to him, fellow Republicans and the American people. McConnell struck a deal with liberal Democrats and big-government lobbyists to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

I’m so damn sick of these duplicitous SOBs. The fish rots from the head.

Meanwhile, Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries …

Quigley-Carroll-right-left-quote

Related:

Posted in Active Measures, American Culture, Bill of Rights, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, Economy, elitism, Fascism, First Amendment, Foreign Policy, GOP, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Indoctrination, Legal/Judicial, Main-Stream Media, National Debt, Neoconservatism, Operant Conditioning, Politics, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, RNC, Senate, Social Engineering, Socialism, Taxation, Tea Party, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In Defense of Name-Calling

By: Brent Parrish

Following the release of the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood peddling the body parts of unborn babies to the highest bidder, I started to look deeper into the origins of  Planned Parenthood and its founder, Margaret Sanger. My research led to Sanger’s connections with the American eugenic’s movement, which then led to my revisiting the longstanding controversy surrounding Darwin’s theory of evolution—since the “father of eugenics,” Sir Francis Galton, was the cousin of Charles Darwin.

I’ve spent the past several days heavily researching the history of eugenics and its Darwinian roots, and the ongoing debate between neo-Darwinists and the “Intelligent Design” (ID) crowd. Whether the origin of life is the result of intelligent design, or merely the result of chance and naturalistic forces, the controversy does not neatly boil down to an either-or debate of religion versus science. There are valid scientific questions that pose significant challenges for the proponents of neo-Darwinism—for example, genetics, the origin of biological information, transitional forms, mutations, irreducible complexity, the “Cambrian explosion,” etc.  Furthermore, the history of eugenics and its relationship to evolutionary theory poses profound ethical questions as well. (I’ll be exploring all this and more in an upcoming article.)

David Berlinski’s heterodox views on neo-Darwinism has certainly ruffled the orthodox feathers of more than a few evolutionists—such as Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, for example. But Berlinski could hardly be described as an “evangelical” or “fundamentalist-creationist.” He describes himself as a “secular Jew.” It should be noted, moreover, that Berlinski is no intellectual lightweight.

David Berlinski attended Columbia College and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. He later became a fellow of the Faculty of Mathematics and a Post Doctoral Fellow in molecular biology at Columbia University. He has taught philosophy, mathematics, English, and other subjects, at Stanford, Rutgers, Columbia, Universite De Paris at Jussieu, University at Puget Sound, University of Santa Clara, San Jose State University, San Francisco University, Baruch College, City College of New York (and those are just the ones I know about).

He has been a fellow at both the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques. He is the author of works on systems analysis, differential topology, theoretical biology, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as the author of A Tour of Calculus, The Advent of the Algorithm, Newton’s Gift, The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays, Black Mischief, The Devil’s Delusion, and other books.

I must admit, I’ve always been a fan of contrarians like Berlinski, but not just for contrarianism’s sake alone.  At a time when such ignoble, servile and obsequious phrases like “trigger warning,” “microaggression” and “political correctness” have so contemptuously infiltrated the modern lexicon,  the one who is willing to slough off such repellent constraints on discourse and debate is to be lauded, if you ask me.

In the above video, David Berlinski laments the country is awash in “all too much civility,” especially on important issues. He asks if one could write on pressing matters in a manner reminiscent of such notable journalists and critics like H.L. Mencken or Robert Ingersoll, as was the case back in the 1920s and 1930s.  Mencken and Ingersoll did not shy away from confronting controversial subjects. Now, we’ve lost something in this country because we have become afraid of controversy, afraid of polemics. And that’s not a healthy thing, Berlinski repines.

But it was Berlinki’s views on so-called “name-calling” that I really thought were worthy of further consideration and contemplation. So much so, I took the trouble of transcribing his comments on the subject, here. (The relevant comments start at around the 32:30 min. mark.)

David Berlinski on “name-calling”:

“It’s invigorating. The question whether name-calling is evidence of an imaginative paucity is hardly a fair question to put to me because I revel in the name-calling. And when I don’t have an argument, I tend to abuse my opponents just as easily as they tend to abuse me. Again, I don’t think too much should be made of that. There is a pattern. It’s not a scientific pattern; it’s a pattern of human affairs. When people who haven’t been criticized in a long time, they react with a great deal of indignation when they’re criticized for the first time. That’s human nature.

“I mean, put yourself in the position of a Daniel Dennett or a Richard Dawkins, who are used to being the regnant priests of a powerful orthodoxy and for the first time in their lives someone says, ‘Hey, you guys are simply not credible!’ Of course they’re going to react with outrage and indignation, hurl imprecations at others, or resort to objurgations. That’s only normal. If I remarked Daniel Dennett had his last idea in 1936, and it was under prenatal influences, what’s wrong with that? It just sharpens the debate. It puts a lot of emotional emphasis on the debate. And it forces people to come up something better. That’s the real point of name-calling. It forces people to come up with something better.

“There are other factors at work: decline in the standards of vituperation. America used to be a country rich in insults. It really did. And we lose something in literary or intellectual culture when that’s no longer accessible. You get a guy like Daniel Dennett—whose greatest intellectual achievement was growing that stupid beard of his—masquerading as a scientific expert on Darwinian theory, staring at the camera, and no one is dousing him with a bucket of water? It’s incredible to me. Richard Dawkins is accepted as a great intellect—and a fine prose stylist, too. His prose resembles a string of sponges strung together on a washline…. Should be said … should be said. This isn’t a question of hatred. It’s the question of the effective expression of indignation. There’s no reason a democratic society has to be afraid of that. Go after the guys!

“We’ve become very defensive, very timid. Look … the fact that we have to justify an attack on Darwinian theory is a very sad commentary on the health of American society … shouldn’t require a justification. It shouldn’t. And yet it does. Very timorous … very timorous aspect to American society right now. It’s gone to the black community. And that’s a wonderful thing. But no community in America has mastery of the contemporary language of invective insult, ergo as the black community. Trouble is, not enough of the guys in the black community are devoting their talents to attacking Darwinian theory or quantum mechanics….”

I suppose some social justice warrior (SJW) out there will find Berlinski’s comments “racist” or “problematic.” And that’s why I really like David Berlinski’s views on “name-calling.” Grow a set! If Berlinski’s comments rattle the “safe space” cages of the SJWs and the perpetually offended, I say more power to him. We need more like Berlinski, not less. Let the name-calling begin. But just do me a favor … at least put a little thought and effort into it.

Shakespeare-Insults

Back out quiet …

Posted in Active Measures, American Culture, Bible, Bill of Rights, Calumny, Communications, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, Education, elitism, Fascism, First Amendment, GOP, History, House of Representatives, Humor, Ideological Subversion, Indoctrination, Islam, Judaism, Legal/Judicial, Liberal Crap, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, Mathematics, Operant Conditioning, opinion, Philosophy, Plantation Liberalism, Politics, Prejudice, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Racism, Religion, Sarcasm, Satire, Science, Senate, Social Engineering, Social Justice, Socialism, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Council Has Spoken! Our Watcher’s Council Results — 07/24/15

The Watcher’s Council

http://www.romanobritain.org/Photos/roman-senate2.jpg

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“You know, when President Reagan, who was one of my idols, granted amnesty to about three million illegal immigrants it was based on the fact that the borders would be secured. That didn’t happen.” – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

“To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way, and we don’t control our own borders.” – Tom Tancredo

There is overwhelming bipartisan support outside of Washington that we need to finally secure our borders, enforce our laws, and stop the problem of illegal immigration.”– Ted Cruz

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1329/1231343382_2009360310.jpg

This week’s winning essay, The Independent Sentinel’s How A Red Diaper Baby President Is Rigging Future Elections With Illegal Immigrants is another inher fine series of articles on illegal migration. This one focuses on an issue you may not have considered before. Here’s a slice:

In January, 2012, the Sentinel posted an article about why illegal immigration is more than welcomed by Democrats; even the immigration of criminal illegals, and especially families is encouraged. If drug cartels and terrorists exploit the situation, it’s not a concern because the end goal is what matters.

One obvious reason is because they will one day vote and they support Democrats by a margin of 8 to 1, but it’s not only that.

It is a fact that the U.S. Census Bureau counts illegal aliens because the law states the census “‘is required by the U.S. Constitution to count everyone living in this country, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.’”

It’s interesting that a party that strongly advocates for a “living Constitution” wants to stick with this definition despite the rampant illegal immigration and the effect it has in making illegal aliens a strong political and economic power in the United States.

The decennial census, which counts all people regardless of immigration status, is used to allocate federal funds for education, housing, healthcare, transportation and other local needs. By some estimates, every person counted results in $1,000 in federal funds.

These statistics are used to apportion our 435 congressional districts. It also affects the number of Electoral College votes they are allotted.

As illegal immigration is promoted with our open borders policy and as millions take up residence in the United States, including criminals, the apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives is restructured.

The Obama administration made it clear prior to the 2010 census that illegal aliens should come forward and be counted through taxpayer-funded advertisements, personal announcements, and community outreach by leftist organizations like LaRaza. Barack Obama promised they would not be deported if they reported.

Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, and Ohio all lost congressional seats under the counting method after 2010.

The National Review Online reported that New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, and Illinois, all liberal states, received eight additional congressional seats in the last reapportionment, with over half of those gains coming from their sanctuary cities and counties.

They also reported that data from the Migration Policy Institute show that 3.2 million of the nation’s 11 plus million illegal aliens reside in just 19 counties that include the sanctuary cities of the deep-blue states, mostly the cities of New York, Newark, LA, Chicago, and San Francisco-Oakland.

California flipped from solid red to solid blue after their open borders policies became entrenched.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sultan Knish with Millions and Millions of Mohammeds submitted by The Noisy Room. Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only Bookworm Room and GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD were unable to vote this week, but neither was subject to the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. and every  Tuesday morning, when we reveal the weeks’ nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

Posted in American Culture, Politics, Watchers Council, Writing | Leave a comment

NY Democrat Slams Iran Deal: Obama ‘Unbelievable in His Chutzpah’

Posted in Active Measures, American Culture, American Diplomacy, American Sovereignty, Bill of Rights, Communications, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, elitism, Fascism, Foreign Policy, GOP, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Iran, Islam, Israel, Legal/Judicial, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, Muslim Brotherhood, National Defense, National Security, Neoconservatism, Obama Lies, Operant Conditioning, Politics, Prejudice, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Senate, Social Engineering, Socialism, Terrorism, Theocracy, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution, United Nations | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sec. Kerry Faces Tough Questions from Congress on Iran Deal

Posted in Active Measures, American Culture, American Diplomacy, American Sovereignty, Calumny, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, elitism, Fascism, Foreign Policy, GOP, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Indoctrination, Iran, Islam, Israel, Legal/Judicial, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, Muslim Brotherhood, National Defense, National Security, Neoconservatism, Obama Lies, Operant Conditioning, Politics, Prejudice, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Senate, Social Engineering, Socialism, Terrorism, Theocracy, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution, United Nations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese-American Mom on ‘Communist Core’

Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, recalls growing up in Communist China, and explains why Common Core reminds her so much of the oppressive/statist nature of her education growing up.

Related:

Posted in Active Measures, American Culture, American Patriotism, American Sovereignty, Bill of Rights, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, Education, elitism, Fascism, First Amendment, GOP, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Indoctrination, Legal/Judicial, Libertarianism, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, Neoconservatism, Obama Lies, Operant Conditioning, Politics, Prejudice, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Senate, Social Engineering, Socialism, Tea Party, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rep. Gowdy Floor Speech on the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act

Rep. Gowdy Questions at Hearing on Sanctuary Cities

Goodlatte Speaks in Support of the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of HR 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.

Related:

Posted in Active Measures, American Culture, American Sovereignty, Bill of Rights, Border Control, Communism, Conservatism, Cultural Marxism, Democrats, DNC, elitism, GOP, House of Representatives, Ideological Subversion, Immigration, Indoctrination, Legal/Judicial, Main-Stream Media, Marxism, National Security, Politics, Prejudice, Progressive Movement, Psychological Warfare, Senate, Social Engineering, Socialism, Totalitarianism, U.S. Constitution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment