The P is Silent

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So let’s name this, shall we? I propose that we either drop the p, or treat the p as silent. That way we can readily refer to Resident Biden, or say something like “today the resident announced . . .” We don’t need to make a big deal out of it. We face facts, and acknowledge the truth at the same time. So as you have opportunity, adopt the terminology, and use hashtags like #ResidentBiden or #the-p-is-silent.

In the meantime, whether the resident came to sit at the Resolute Desk by fair means or foul, his policies and proposals are going to be pernicious, right? And so the real resistance going forward is going to be what follows the call to worship every Lord’s Day.

And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim.

Judges 10:10 (KJV)

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Malachi Tarchannen
Malachi Tarchannen
9 months ago

The “P” is What?
Unfortunately (or not), of the two hashtags proposed, the second one draws the eye to a urinary word.
Following that, it looks like something close to “the pestilent,” which might not be that far off, either.

Jeff
9 months ago

Glenn Greenwald wrote this about the coming war on domestic terrorism. The Resident is already tooling up.

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-new-domestic-war-on-terror-is

Jill Smith
Jill Smith
9 months ago

If your purpose is to convey your belief that Biden is an illegitimate president, it’s probably clearer to call him “that usurper.” “I think he stole the election and he doesn’t deserve to be called president, so I’ll use a bit of wordplay to call him something that is literally true yet denies him respect and reveals my utter contempt” reminds me of my Dem friends who prided themselves on getting through Trump’s four years without ever once calling him president. Even so, I think #notmypresident is a more honest hashtag than #thepissilent.

Gloria Miller
Gloria Miller
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

Our God puts whoever he wants in office. Trump needs to be put inside of a loony ben . He wasn’t a president. While he was in office. He brain washed people like yourself into thinking he was going to make America great again. America was and still is a great nation, before he was voted in by corrupt people.

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago

There are other titles we can use, such as:

– His Fraudulency
– Commander-In-Thief
– Xiden
– Polident Biden
– Chairman
– Puppet Monarch

The more added to the list, the merrier.

-BJ-
-BJ-
9 months ago

I vote for Chairman Biden

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  -BJ-

We went from MAGA (Make America Great Again) to MAO (Make America Obey), so I second your vote.

Steve Perry
Steve Perry
9 months ago

Makes you think that the church introduced the cancel culture by eliminating some symbol in the sanctuary that acknowledged our created sexuality. But that would be like believing that the entire human race was plunged into death and chaos over a piece of fruit or something.

John K
John K
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

We studied this recently, and had unanswered questions. Do unmarried females wear this–children, single women who have left home, single women heads of households? At what age do children start wearing it? Should it be a matter of eventual excommunication?

Steve Perry
Steve Perry
9 months ago
Reply to  John K

This is a great article by Pastor Tim Bayly. Man and Woman, not man and wife. http://baylyblog.com/blog/2013/01/womanish-translators-niv-2011-and-esv

STEVE GORRELL
STEVE GORRELL
9 months ago

I am reminded of Joshua 7. The Lord told Joshua, “Get up!, Why do you lie thus on your face?” Biden is the “resident” (I like that), but what are we prepared to do about it? I know one thing: The Lord doesn’t want us lying on our faces.

Harry jones
Harry jones
9 months ago
Reply to  STEVE GORRELL

It was the Lord that placed Biden in office. Like he always has chosen the presidents in the past. Whom should be placed in the seat office commander and chief. Biden is the President of this United States. Like it or not.

Mike D'Virgilio
8 months ago
Reply to  Harry jones

Make that illegal Resident. The election was stolen. If the election was legal, I would have no problem calling him president, but it wasn’t, therefore his residency is illegitimate.

Beth
8 months ago
Reply to  Harry jones

That is not how God works.

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
8 months ago
Reply to  Beth

So, Beth, are you saying God did not place Biden in the White House as President?

Scott
Scott
9 months ago

At first, I thought this was a play on Bido’s reference to “the Palmist,” but I now see that that would mean that the “S” is silent. I wonder – if we called him “Pesident,” would others get the joke?

Rob Steele
Rob Steele
9 months ago

Pestilent Resident

Dude
Dude
9 months ago

Are we really going to play the ‘not my president’ game after criticizing it so harshly all this time?

ashv
ashv
9 months ago
Reply to  Dude

It’s not that Biden is “not my president”. It’s that he’s “not THE president”.

ArwenB
ArwenB
9 months ago
Reply to  Dude

“Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”

Caleb
Caleb
9 months ago

FICUS. Fraud In Chief of the United States. ;)

Heidi Hammons
9 months ago

#thepissilent read aloud is: THE PISS-EH-LENT

seems fair

Brendan Devitt
Brendan Devitt
9 months ago

Doug,

This post is unworthy of you as a minister of Christ.

Just look at the cesspool of responses you have stirred, and breathed “life” into.

Brendan of Ireland

Jill Smith
Jill Smith
9 months ago
Reply to  Brendan Devitt

Amen.

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

And Awoman. After all, we wouldn’t want to promote sexism on the blog of a minister of Christ, now would we?

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

The fact people are so triggered about this and not much more serious issues is telling. Multiple college professors, Pulitzer Prize winners, NY Times authors, media figures, etc. calling for massive citizen spying efforts, re-education camps, et. al. Here are just a few.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/19/left-calls-for-army-of-citizen-detectives-to-monitor-report-trump-supporters/?fbclid=IwAR2Ma7UOZIVFFi8eaDu3vsBWty8eIWChIUN2z-9Y4z-yMBr779M4bDDBUIU

BTW, whatever one thinks Biden’s title should be, he’s our servant, not supreme leader. This isn’t Ireland and certainly isn’t China or the Roman Empire. Read our Constitution and founders and see who’s in charge and what our servants’ very limited roles are supposed to be.

-BJ-
-BJ-
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

JP,

This kind of thing happens when a team starts losing. It is much easier to blame the coaches for some perceived weakness than try to rally the troops, fix the problem, and start winning again.

Scott
Scott
9 months ago
Reply to  Brendan Devitt

Better not read Galatians 5:12, Brendan. :) There are countless other passages that could likewise give offense. I’m guessing you weren’t around in the Credenda days. How I miss them!

Cheers!

Kathleen Zielinski
Kathleen Zielinski
9 months ago
Reply to  Brendan Devitt

President Biden spent his entire inaugural address appealing to our better natures. He then led in a moment of silent prayer. It’s unthinkable that Trump would have done either. Why is it such a terrible thing to have a president who appeals to the best in us rather than the worst in us?

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago

Doing away with thousand of jobs his first day. If that’s appealing to the best, I’d hate to see what he does on a bad day…though I think I already know.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago

Chairman Biden (is that respectful enough?) also appealed to the best by reversing Trump’s rule so our tax dollars can now be used to pay for international abortions. Make Abortion Great Again?
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fauci-says-biden-reversing-trump-rule-barring-taxpayer-dollars-to-overseas-abortion-providers

But hey, let’s get distracted by some flowery words, Lady Gaga (what a fine exemplar of all that is godly and moral) and the rest.

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

I especially loved how the Racist-In-Chief “appealed to the best in us” when he pontificated about the Supreme Evil of systemic racism — right after he fired the black guy in a power position (the surgeon general).

Classic Joe Biden. He done did his old segregationist buddies proud.

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
9 months ago

Kathleen & Brendan, Don’t be too discouraged. This site attracts supporters of Doug Wilson who aren’t brave enough to use their real names or their full names. Some are proud racist (you know who you are). Some are just angry at and terrified of the world. Still others are self-styled experts in whatever is the topic of the day. They are very good at pulling a scripture out of context and applying to those with whom they disagree. All of this should tell you more about Wilson than it does about these poor souls. Fortunately they represent a small sliver… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Clay Crouch

Is your real name “Clay Crouch”? Or WBL or the host of others you post under? Personally, I think “Botox More” would’ve been more clever and accurate than “Beth” when you identify as a woman. In an age where one can lose employment, bank accounts, online payment processors, email software, social media accounts and get booted off flights for speech codes…pseudonyms are quite justifiable. Thank your woke friends. As for your statement, it sounds a lot like Brennan’s call to a holy witch hunt looking for “authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, and even libertarians.” But I don’t think even the… Read more »

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

Easy Tiger. You’re proving my point. Let us know when you decide to chuck the bathrobe, put on big boy clothes, and climb out of your parents’ basement. It’s a brave new world waiting for you!

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Clay Crouch

“No, that’s no my real name” was all you needed to say. Hypocritical but what’s new?

ashv
ashv
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

Oh yeah, “Clay Crouch”. That guy who wants my kids to reject their family and heritage and thinks it’s funny.

I guess history’s restarting again!

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
8 months ago
Reply to  ashv

ashv,

Atta boy, sport. Good to put a face to a commenter.

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The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  Clay Crouch

Clay Crouch: “Fortunately they represent a small sliver of Christianity, and for good reason.”

And yet, your woke churches keep emptying. Go figure.

You might want to go bark and clap for some other commenters there, champ. I don’t think Kathleen and Brendan are going to toss any fish your way today.

Adad
Adad
9 months ago
Reply to  Clay Crouch

Chroucho you brute!

You may have just shattered “WBL’s” very fragile ego!

I hope you’re happy with yourself! ; – )

ArwenB
ArwenB
9 months ago

You didn’t watch any of President Trump’s addresses, did you. (Or read the transcripts, if you can’t stand his voice.)

If you had, you’d know that your statement is a lie.

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
9 months ago
Reply to  ArwenB

ArwenB,
Of course she knows it’s a lie.
And she knows you know it’s a lie.
And she knows you know she knows it’s a lie.
That’s rather the point.

RandallB
RandallB
9 months ago

The joking is disrespectful, and not God-honoring I will give you that. But this president doesn’t appeal to anything but carnality, division, hatred, and rank evil. – when I think of the crunching of babies skulls that this evil man supports, promotes, and will fund. – when this man on public TV expressed support for a psychotic mom whose child ‘wants’ to change gender. – very hard to do, when his transgender support of a few very sick people will ruin the athletic dreams of countless girls and women, and put women back into a second-class status for being normal,… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  RandallB

“He’s the president, we will obey as long as his demands don’t go against the Lord’s demands.”

Not if they aren’t Constitutional. It’s the supreme law of the land. The idea that unconstitutional laws don’t have to be followed held up for at least a century (probably longer) in court after our republic was founded. You can probably find postmodern legal theorists (and sock puppet woke “Christians”) who disagree but following Rom. 13 in our context means following the Constitution. Neither elected officials nor unelected bureaucrats are above the law.

demosthenes1d
demosthenes1d
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

JP,

Individual citizens making private determinations about the constitutionality of laws, and deciding which laws to follow on that basis, has a name – its anarchy. I think the federal government does lots of things that are unconstitutional from banning cocaine, to instituting affirmative action, to making federal highway funding contingent on states legal drinking age, but disobeying those laws on the basis of my private judgement is lunacy. If there is a lesser magistrate who is willing to take up the cause it is a different matter.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  demosthenes1d

Demo,

So if we have a completely corrupt politicians and a judiciary that’s no better, they can tell us freedom is slavery, black is white, 1A supports censorship and the 2A is all about gun control. We the peons have no recourse. I suggest you read the Declaration of Independence and Constitution a little more carefully.

10A gives states a great deal of authority and I’m not saying we can just disobey any ol’ law because we don’t like it. I wasn’t describing anarchy at all.

demosthenes1d
demosthenes1d
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

JP, We have all sorts of recourse. The first way is by convincing our neighbors and getting better rulers. We cant hope to have much influence on the national scale, but we have lots of influence over local sherrifs and county commissioners and city aldermen and judges and even local bureaucrats and zoning board and water commissions, etc. They have far more direct influence over us than the feds (even now) and they are the proper level to be resisting unjust orders rather than everyone doing it as individuals. We may need to disobey unjust laws personally as well. But… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  demosthenes1d

See below. How we fight these battles is another topic altogether. Jury nullification or having informed grand juries at the state level are two examples. But you’d be foolish to not invoke the Constitution. I’m not sure what early unconstitutional laws you’re referring to, but it’s immaterial. They should’ve been challenged at the time. The bottom line is “we the people” collectively (not as individual anarchists) are supposed to be the ones overseeing this…not a bunch of overpaid politicians who are acting way beyond constitutional contraints. “A law repugnant to the Constitution is void. An act of Congress repugnant to… Read more »

Dave
Dave
9 months ago
Reply to  demosthenes1d

Demo, the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to be fully understood by each and every resident and citizen of the United States. The Founders wrote about that fact in various papers and each citizen was to be a Constitutional scholar.

Anarchy is not recognizing the Constitution as drafted by the Founding Fathers and not obeying any law except your own. Standing for what the Constitution actually means is not anarchy by any stretch of the imagination.

ashv
ashv
9 months ago
Reply to  Brendan Devitt

Worry about your own country, Irishman.

Ken B
Ken B
9 months ago
Reply to  ashv

ashv – I think your response rather proves Brendan’s point.

Shouldn’t the office be respected even if you don’t respect the particular incumbent. And what happened to ‘you shall not speak evil of the ruler of your people’? Not sure the apostle Paul would like this.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

How about a moratorium on unsolicited “across the pond” advice until you get your own police state straightened out? For example, more going after migrant rape rings…and less of this. Thanks.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9125789/Are-police-taking-Covid-crackdown-far.html

Ken B
Ken B
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

J P Stewart – I would be careful before citing the Daily Mail as a source. It is not for nothing that it is known as the Daily Heil or Daily Wail, and all too often serves to confirm if not bigotry then the prejudices of the extreme right. I know because I have read it. On this occasion I would agree with its criticism of the police going too far, but it is also true the Daily Mail and similar right-wing tabloids have in effect been the mouthpiece of the anti-corona rules brigade. There is widespread failure amongst a… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Sir Ken,

I apologize for not citing an official Ministry of Truth source like the BBC, whose ludicrously biased coverage of the BLM riots (especially compared to COVID protests) should make even the most die-hard leftist wince.
https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/bbc-cropping-out-weapon-black-lives-matter-protest/

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Ken B, October 15, Joey “Fingers” Biden said: We’re eight months into this pandemic, and Donald Trump still doesn’t have a plan to get this virus under control. I do. Today, Jan 22, Joe “Hair-Sniffer” Biden, playacting as president, said: There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months. Your people are in charge now, Ken B. Your people. Over 3,800 people died today from COVID-19 in the U.S., due to Biden’s mismanagement of the virus. The virus is out of control. Failure everywhere. Today, January 22, hospitals are overflowing into the… Read more »

Ken B
Ken B
9 months ago

fp – “Your people are in charge now, Ken B. Your people”. This is where binary thinking actually lets you down. I’m not left of centre politically, and disagree strongly with the hard left, though not everything either say is always wrong. Within conservatism there exists a variety of views along a continuum. I would still put myself as socially conservative, but I have become disillusioned with much political conservatism, especially at the more extreme end. What it has become is the reversal of the magnificat – ‘the rich he hath holpen, the poor he hath sent empty away’. Modern… Read more »

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Congratulations, Ken B. After your deafening silence in the face of four years of some of the most vile, despicable, foaming-at-the-mouth hatred directed at a sitting President during any of our lifetimes, you just made my day.

There is no greater insult to the office than a doddering, senile, vulgar puppet, surrounded by 26,000 National Guard troops, miles of razor wire, and virtually no supporters, installed as the result of a fraudulent election.

Ken B
Ken B
9 months ago

fp – my comment about respecting the office even if you don’t like the incumbent was completely non-partisan. It would apply to Trump as well as Biden or any other high profile leader. This doesn’t remotely rule out legitimate criticism and the need to exercise discernment. I have not felt any great need to comment on Trump and I am aware in some quarters here it clearly wouldn’t be welcomed anyway. Sometimes though it can be instructive to see yourself as others see you. I have no idea if Biden (or to be more precise, Harris) will be as bad… Read more »

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
8 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Ken B, you said in comment #232579: “I was highly amused, having called both Johnson and Trump monumentally incompetent here…” I’m sure you meant that in the most non-partisan, respecting-the-office sort of way. Or is it that the instructiveness of seeing yourself as others see you is only for, well, you know, others? Meanwhile, your guy Xiden is worse than everyone, let alone some evangelicals, feared. In less than 72 hours of squatting in the White House, President Asterisk: —Killed 70,000+ jobs —Eliminated women’s sports —Invaded Syria —Left the National Guard to freeze in a garage —Admitted he doesn’t have… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
8 months ago

I was listening to a podcast and a Brit (now living in the U.S.) shared some thoughts those “across the pond.” He said they were fearful of having too much independence. Some happily quit jobs if they can do better on gov’t benefits. Many (even grown men) feel like the need for “mommy and daddy government” holding their hands at all times. Those are all his words, not mine. And I have my share of British ancestry.

So when Ken talks about the political right and left, he may have very different definitions.

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
8 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

JP, there’s no doubt that, in the formerly Great Britain, the Overton Window has shifted so far it’s in danger of falling off the left end of the political spectrum. However, and this is my point, the Kens of the world are in no position to lecture anyone about “respecting the office” and “you shall not speak evil of the ruler of your people” when they themselves openly disparage office-holders they don’t like. Likewise, they act the fool when they sanctimoniously howl about the James Whites of the world “flouting the rules” while loudly ignoring the Newsoms, Cuomos, Pelosis, Faucis,… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
8 months ago

FP, indeed. But now Lightfoot, Newsomet. al are talking about reopening their cities and states. What was a death sentence a few weeks ago is a good idea now, even though we’re still in the middle of cold/flu season. But hey, I’m sure it’s all a coincidence and there are no politics involved. If I say otherwise, I may get turned in by the wokesters as a “potential domestic terrorist and Trump-supporting conspiracy nut.”

As far as “Kens of the world,” if our UK friend isn’t careful, his name might become the new “Karen.”

Ken B
Ken B
8 months ago

I hadn’t seen this before making my earlier reply. You are starting to drift into just being nasty. One of the reasons for the rapid spread of the virus in the UK has been too many not obeying the hygiene rules. The healthcare system has nearly gone under. This hasn’t been helped by numerous well-known big names in government or advising the government having been caught blatantly disobeying the rules they have set up. There is no-one more critical of them than I am. One of them was a churchgoer, an appalling witness to the Christian faith. And refused to… Read more »

Dave
Dave
8 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Ken, was Tyndale an appalling witness when he published the Bible in English against the rules of the government?

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
8 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

There you go again, Ken. Question my sources while you hold your incredibly biased mainstream UK media in high esteem. This is the state of the brainwashing and fear where you live….and you still want to pretend to be in an imaginary middle ground between the insane Marxist Left and halfway woke imaginary right?
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/27/security-guard-avoided-manchester-arena-bomber-for-fear-of-being-called-racist

Ken B
Ken B
8 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

JPS – this sounds a bit Daily Mail again. It is true there are those who live on benefits, but it is not true that there is a whole army of people who do this, therefore get rid of all welfare provision. Having been long-term unemployed I can tell you that the state does not keep you in the lap of luxury. Regarding left and right, in the UK if the Labour Party want to ensure they don’t get elected, then the best way is to adopt a policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament. For the Conservatives, and this included Mrs… Read more »

Ken B
Ken B
8 months ago

fp “Meanwhile, your guy Xiden is worse than everyone, …” Um, how do I get it into your noddle that Biden isn’t my guy, and wouldn’t be even if I were an American citizen. I don’t think I could have voted for Trump with a clear conscience either, but that doesn’t make me a supporter of Biden. I think some of what he has already done is appalling. James White has indeed predicted some of it, but when he is so paranoid about the government doing anything it makes it next to impossible to know if he is exaggerating in… Read more »

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
8 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Ken B: Um, how do I get it into your noddle that Biden isn’t my guy[?] Could’ve fooled me, what with your transparently lame attempt at protecting ol’ Uncle Joe Stolin with your whole “you shall not speak evil of the ruler of your people” schtick — right after you maligned Trump. So, how do I get it into your noodle that whacking people over the head with a principle you yourself violated isn’t a good look? Ken B: This hasn’t been helped by numerous well-known big names in government or advising the government having been caught blatantly disobeying the… Read more »

Ken B
Ken B
8 months ago

You are not reading very carefully what I have said. If you wish to show I have been speaking evil of the ruler of my people, then you will need to find quotations doing so over Frau Merkel … In any event there is a difference between discernment and evil speaking. I am all for the former. I’ve hardly commented at all, hardly on Trump and not at all on hypocrites who disobey the rules. Which means until I do you don’t know what I think about them. I hardly disparaged James White. When his paranoia about government takes over… Read more »

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
8 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

I read exactly what you said. What you don’t like is the fact that I applied it to you. You don’t get to weasel out of your hypocrisy just because Trump wasn’t “your ruler”. Had you spoken up when people were speaking all sorts of evil about Trump, you might have a more credibility, but it’s plain as day your tut-tutting and finger-wagging was nothing more than a pathetic attempt to protect an imposter. Nice try, but no cigar. When you accuse James White of paranoia and of “having an asinine attitude toward corona”, you are disparaging him. But then… Read more »

Ken B
Ken B
8 months ago

Can you not get it into your head I have no axe to grind over Trump and Biden. Where is there some kind of moral obligation to stick up for Trump? You have not remotely refuted my views on corona. I have based them on listening to those researching and treating this disease, with I hope a degree of discernment. I have had to change my mind on just how nasty a thing it is. It is spread by doing the very things James White publicly said he would do at thanksgiving. He was doing this as disobedience to big… Read more »

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
8 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Ken, if you read for comprehension, you’d understand that I’m not asking you to stick up for Trump; I’m asking that you be consistent in your principles. Can you not get that into your head? And no, I don’t believe you when you say you have no axe to grind over Trump. When you call Trump “monumentally incompetent”, that does not qualify as “discernment”. No matter your opinion of the man, it is clear as day that he was monumentally successful in implementing his agenda, despite facing a constant barrage of attacks and smears from the media, Democrats (but I… Read more »

ashv
ashv
9 months ago
Reply to  Ken B

Well, I haven’t called Mr Biden a whitewashed wall, just an illegitimate office holder. Who is “the ruler of our people”? I think the last few years have cast doubt on this actually being the role of the President.

(Also, it’s still no business of a foreigner.)

ashv
ashv
9 months ago

The Trump years were entertaining, exhilarating, and fruitful. God bless the man for revealing the hearts of our ruling class, whether elected, bureaucrats, military, media, or megacorps. We’re in a much better place socially than we were in 2014. I like this line of thinking, calling him “the Resident” or “the Usurper”. But really, should we talk or think about him at all? He’s a vessel of the American oligarchy, and will do nothing but what the permanent government and its many corporate allies desire. The Trump show is over. Let us turn our energy and attention away from a… Read more »

Jill Smith
Jill Smith
9 months ago
Reply to  ashv

You mention something that still has me scratching my aged head. I just seem to have missed the exact moment in time that the arch-enemies of my youth–the Bank of America and Dow Chemical–switched teams. If Abbie Hoffman could return from the grave, he wouldn’t have a clue what is going on.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

Weird times, indeed. Of course it’s not hard to understand why Amazon would cheerlead rioters and lockdowns as they destroy what little Main Street competition they have left. I wouldn’t have expected so many banks and financial institutions joining cancel culture, though.

demosthenes1d
demosthenes1d
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

I think this Thompson article is getting part or the story of the corporate left turn correct – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/how-big-tech-impeached-donald-trump/ar-BB1cGzI7 Young people, who are future customers, and educated people who are wealthy customers and potential employees/managers have swung left. Trump lost educated whites in 2020, they have long been a republican stronghold. The Republican base is now old people, who still have spending power but decreasing marketing utility and downmarket whites. Companies are going to chase those customers/staff. Also, the institutional power in America is clearly neoliberal economically and left socially, corps are going to ingratiate themselves to power and this… Read more »

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

Hoffmann would laugh at these jokers. Build a thousand Moscow’s. Ha! The irony of that flies right over their pointy little heads. Wilson disciples at their best.

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

I’d wager not a one of these “patriots” spent a nickel supporting Trump’s campaign or one hour canvassing their neighborhoods.

Eric
Eric
9 months ago
Reply to  Jill Smith

Strange times indeed. I just had a young electrician at my house to do some work. He had a union sticker and a trump sticker on his van, so I was wondering how all that worked. The reason I mention that he was young is because all the young guys I work with are far left woke revolutionaries, with few exceptions. After some time of conversation he tells me we need to unionize! He tells me that as those fat cats in management are sending us to diversity and inclusion training, so they can tell us we are racist and… Read more »

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
9 months ago
Reply to  Eric

Yes, Eric, that’s hilarious. Thank you too much for sharing.

JohnM
JohnM
9 months ago
Reply to  ashv

Your last paragraph is the best thing you’ve posted. First, with “The Trump show” you correctly and accurately describe what it all was. Then, yes, there is much to be said for turning energy and attention away from the institutions and the ambitions of the world, and turning toward building our churches and Christian communities. That is true whether your preceding comments are true or not, but I especially recommend it to Pastors and other Christians who would otherwise occupy themselves flogging a dead horse for the next four years.

ashv
ashv
9 months ago
Reply to  JohnM

To expand: One day, God will grant us a Christian ruler again. By “communities” I mean groups of young men who are instructed and equipped to serve him in the task of driving the wheel over the wicked.

JohnM
JohnM
9 months ago
Reply to  ashv

God has already granted Christians a Ruler. In due time He will return to judge the quick and the dead, but we don’t have to wait for that to submit to His rule. He has instructed, and equips, us to make disciples, not jihadists.

ashv
ashv
9 months ago
Reply to  JohnM

“Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.”

Jesus is our King, and we as Christians are called to be imitators of Christ. A Christian king must punish the wicked to be pleasing to God, in imitation of the King he serves.

JohnM
JohnM
9 months ago
Reply to  ashv

Jesus is our King and the heir to the throne of David, the king whom you quote. Jesus is our King and we know His kingdom is not of this world, because He said so. Jesus is our King and we must imitate Him, being gentle and humble in spirit, loving our neighbors and praying for our enemies, while we await His return, when He will execute righteous judgment on the world. In the meantime, in the world, a non-Christian king, as well as a Christian king, is God’s minister to punish evil, and while Christians would prefer the latter… Read more »

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  ashv

See John’s comment, but to add to it, this language, if you changed Jesus to Allah, could be right out of the writings of a jihadi fighter.

Zeph
Zeph
9 months ago

It’s from Wodehouse people. Leave it to Psmith. I am really somewhat surprised that you mostly didn’t get it.

Justin Parris
Justin Parris
9 months ago

In my less humble than it ought to be opinion, whether or not the election was won legitimately isn’t particularly relevant. Even if he had received 100% of the vote, the overwhelming majority of his agenda is unconstitutional, rendering his rule illegitimate anyway. The 10th amendment more or less obliterates the entirety of the official 2020 democrat platform.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Justin Parris

Exactly.

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
9 months ago
Reply to  Justin Parris

Disagree with your first sentence, Justin. Whether the election was won legitimately is of supreme importance. There are many reasons to believe that it wasn’t, not the least of which is the fact that leftist shills (and we all know who they are), doing the bidding of their Democrat masters, are here shrieking, “There’s no evidence!” — as if that somehow makes the evidence go away. The American Spectator says it better than I could, so I’ll quote them here: Let’s understand what our republic is. It’s a contract between our people, and between our state governments, who are the… Read more »

Justin Parris
Justin Parris
9 months ago

I would love to respond with the length your post deserves, but I’m currently out of state securing housing for my family away from my lifelong home of washington. I’ll just say this. I should have added “does not matter *for the purposes of establishing the legitimacy of Biden’s orders.*” Even if he were legitimately elected, he is not acting as a president. He is acting as temporary king. Since the election didn’t have the authority to elect a king, it is illegitimate anyway. That’s all I was saying, and my only intent was to press the point that it… Read more »

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher
9 months ago

It is not a childish “not my president” jab. It is a very clever nuanced witticism based on observable fact. In the 1920s a crazy gifted humor novelist named P.G. Wodehouse wrote some stories about a guy who called himself Psmith. Silent P. He was a socialist who used to call people “comrade”. One time he stole a guys umbrella and gave it to a lady in the rain. He called it “merely practical socialism”. But the zinger is that “resident” “is a diplomatic agent residing at a foreign court or seat of government. especially : one exercising authority in… Read more »

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
9 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Fisher

True enough, fisher81101, but a bit too obscure for the average reader to pick up on. And the good reverend should have known that. So your defense is lacking.

stephen
9 months ago

The whole thing galls
But I have just heard the most challenging, uplifting and practical preaching on bitterness.
I am applying these things right now.
And will be sharing with everyone I know.
Check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFzD2HMlWuA&t=34s

Does Pettiness Make You Feel Better? – MInTheGap

[…] of this, the right is now engaged with the same types of behavior, with people suggesting that we drop the “P” from President when referring to Biden, or enjoying being on the #Resist or “Not My President” […]

James
James
9 months ago

Whether one thinks the election is stolen or not, it is unlikely Joe Biden had anything to do with it, as Hayes did not steal 1877. Mr. Biden is no raving radical, but a somewhat weak old man, broken by the struggles of an unlucky and tragic life, and now, apparently, struggling with the early stages of dementia. In the past, he was pro-life and strongly anti-homosexual, and perhaps, in his heart of hearts, he still holds those views. He needs our prayers, that he will be able to resist the radicalism of Kamala and the squad, and that, if… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Biden has a 12.67% (out of 100%) record of voting with conservatives. He’s been pretty far to the left for decades–long before he had signs of dementia. https://observer.com/2019/05/joe-biden-moderate-progressive-voting-record/ Having a criminal son and a checkered past isn’t just an “unlucky and tragic life.” He’s been a highly (over)paid politician for 40+ years, and lived the life of an aristocrat who built wealth outside his office in ways the rest of us never could. He hasn’t lived the life of a humble civil servant, as the founders intended. Sure, we should pray for him, but I’m not crying any rivers for… Read more »

demosthenes1d
demosthenes1d
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

By “unlucky and tragic,” I’m sure James is referring, at least in part, to the illness and death of his son Beau, who died at age 46 after a 5 year struggle with brain cancer. It is a big blow to bury your child, and to see your grandchildren raised without a father. Beau was also “the good son” contrasted to troubled Hunter. Some people have trouble trusting in Divine Justice when life seems so capricious.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  demosthenes1d

I understand the part about Beau. My own family has experienced similar things. As for the rest of Biden’s life, I’d call it very privileged.

-BJ-
-BJ-
9 months ago
Reply to  demosthenes1d

I think Biden has been a calculating politician his whole life, and simply said what needed to be said to stay in office. Nothing surprising there in a country the size of ours. Nonetheless, losing your son whom you love to a devastating disease at 46 wounds anyone deeply. I have a friend who knew Beau personally, quite well actually. My friend always spoke highly of Beau’s character and the family as quite personable and friendly. All that to say, you can be both an empty suit politician, a nice guy, greedy, and still have tragedy strike. We are all… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  -BJ-

True enough. The tragicomic “Weekend at Biden’s” video on Youtube (take off of “Weekend at Bernie’s” movie) pretty well sums it up. I definitely don’t think Biden is the most evil, conniving or far-left person in the WH right now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu6PH9E5jiA

James
James
9 months ago
Reply to  demosthenes1d

He also lost his first wife and daughter in a car wreck when he was about to become a senator, was employed as Vice President by a much younger and very disrespectful man who said vulgar things about him, and was, (most likely) in his dementia, pressured to choose a woman who dislikes him (accusing him of being a racist and laughing at him for defending the constitution, however feebly) as Vice President. Sure, he’s a successful politician, but not all that glitters is gold.

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
9 months ago
Reply to  James

Well then, James, why don’t you start a GoFundMe page or establish a charity or create a ribbon or something to show you really care? I mean, have you even burned down a building or toppled a statue?

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  We Be Libtards

LOL. Antifa is still going at it in Seattle and Portland, saying they want revenge, not Biden. In a true communist revolution, this is the stage where they’d be taken out and shot as their “useful idiot” role is over. Since we’re in a bit of a softer, slower fascist/Marxist/corporatist hybrid color revolution, I’m not sure what happens next. Maybe Amazon drones will attack them next time they put a guillotine in front of Bezos’ mansion.

Jill Smith
Jill Smith
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

What happens next is that Biden tells Harris to deal with the problem and not bother him with the details. Having a squeamish nature myself, that’s exactly what I’d do.

Kristina Zubic
Kristina Zubic
9 months ago
Reply to  James

To be fair, look what he said about that younger man.

ArwenB
ArwenB
9 months ago
Reply to  James

And he lied about the accident for decades, blaming the truck driver when it was his wife’s fault.

You’re never going to succeed in making him a sympathetic character here.

Kristina Zubic
Kristina Zubic
9 months ago
Reply to  ArwenB

Ooh, I’d forgotten about him saying the guy “drank his lunch.”

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
9 months ago
Reply to  ArwenB

Wait, are you saying Joe Biden lied?

-BJ-
-BJ-
9 months ago

There is always the option of simply calling him “President” Biden and calling her “Vice-President” Harris. It will have a better effect using air quotes in-person than online, but it still works.

SH B
SH B
9 months ago

I agree! And while we’re at it, he hasn’t been inaugurated, but “installed” and his *residency is a regime., not a presidency.

Ki
Ki
9 months ago

This blog has fallen to the intellectual level of a food fight.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Thanks for the drive-by observation. I’m sure you could enlighten us with your unmitigated brilliance but that’s probably best saved for the trash bin–I mean comment section–of the Daily Beast or TGC.

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

I’m not here to say I’m brilliant, at all. But I used to come to this blog to read someone much smarter than me make great arguments. Conservatives have gotten a name for being dumb, and it was always nice to hear solid, measured arguments from a conservative who clearly broke that stereotype. That seems to be gone now. For this level of discourse I may as well go to the daily beast.

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Maybe if we Christians wanted to gain some respect we wouldn’t stoop to the level of CNN and MSNBC.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Respect from whom? Academia? Hollywood? The mainstream media (obviously not based on your comment)? If I had respect from any of them, I’d know something was wrong. Try Russell Moore if that’s your cup of tea.

Since you can’t get past generalizations, we can end it right here. At least I will

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

Conservatives used to have some gravetos (Henry Kissinger for example), now it’s straight clowns on blogs like this.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Kissinger a conservative? I said I was done but I’ll give you credit for some comic relief.

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

Fair enough ig, depending on if you define conservative as realist in relation to foreign policy (But I don’t think that’s universally the case. Also you have to be careful judging a past figures ideology by the guideposts of today. Just because Kissinger opened the US to China, doesn’t mean he wasn’t conservative). But he was the SoS under a republican president. Maybe i should amend my statement to Republicans used to have gravetos, and now it seems to be awash with clowns (compare Kissinger to Pomeo for an example).

Dave
Dave
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki, Henry Kissinger was anything but conservative. During the Paris Peace Talks, Kissinger sold America and South Vietnam down the Mekong River. He was not concerned with the POWs and or any ability to look for MIAs. He was not concerned for the South Vietnamese. When the Christmas bombings quickly and completely changed the North Vietnamese viewpoint concerning the war, staying out of South Vietnam, returning all the POWs and being a polite nation, Kissinger did not care and was ready to let the POWs stay forever. He was ready to walk away from South Vietnam with no conditions from… Read more »

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Dave, all of what you have said has nothing to do with conservative vs. liberal, or right and left. POWs and MIAs aren’t a political spectrum issue (unless you take the rather shallow view that conservative means good and liberal means bad). What you list above speaks to his quality as a person, not his political ideology.

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki,

Dave is the Douglas Wilson Resident Expert. Which is another way of saying he has no expertise, only misguided opinions. He epitomizes the aphorism, “Seldom right, but never in doubt.”

Dave
Dave
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki, the POW issue is political and during the Vietnam conflict was extremely political. Many in the DNC wanted to leave them in Vietnam and never ask about POWs again. The anti-war crowd was of the same manner. The RNC was also cowardly with only a few wanting to support the effort to recover every POW, the remains of those MIA and to push Kissinger to be tough in the Paris Peace talks rather than giving away everything. A conservative individual at the Paris Peace talks would have gathered strong compromises from the North Vietnamese who were in no position… Read more »

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Dave,
You are still just talking about quality of person, not ideology. A conservative isn’t by definition a better negotiator, tougher, or interested in POWs. You can argue there are trends/correlation, you can’t argue that it has anything to do with ideology inherently. If you could please explain how Kissinger’s *ideology* was not conservative, rather than explaining why you didn’t like him. Those are different things….

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Dave, the frustrating part of this is I don’t even necessarily disagree with you, i just want you to make a half decent argument, that doesn’t come down to: “Kissinger wasn’t conservative because I didn’t like him”. Try defining conservative, and then explain how Kissinger wasn’t.

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Conservative by definition is someone who wants to *conserve* traditional social structures. An interesting aspect of this is that in China, conservative is left, and progressive is right, while in most Western countries this is reversed. Conservative is often thought of as being defined contextually (see example above, also S. Huntington). This actually makes it pretty easy to talk about if someone was conservative, as long as you understand their context. I’m guessing however that you take conservative to just mean the American right wing, which is fine, given that the terms are used interchangeably in the US, but you… Read more »

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Another clarification, a political spectrum issue and a political issue are two different things. I said above that POWs are not a political spectrum issue (although as you point out they can be a political issue). My point is that POWs have very little to do directly with political ideology, except by proxy, through nationalism usually is how they are connected to the right. However through humanism they are easily connected to the left, so you really have to connect the dots if you want to make an ideological argument based on someone’s approach to a POW situation.

Dave
Dave
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki, I pointed out reasons that Kissinger could not be called conservative. You want definitions and to pare things closely. Yes, political conservatives are desirous of keeping the traditional structures of society constant. Such as not paying illegals to be in the US via Social Security or giving them free benefits using the fat stolen from taxpayers to do so. Or, if you prefer, not murdering babies. Traditions like not starting a war every few years. Religious conservatives are those who actually believe that God is a Triune God — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They believe that God… Read more »

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Yeah, paring things closely tends to help when you are debating and not just pontificating to someone who already agrees with you. You can’t expect me to just make jumps along your argument with that make sense in your head, but are poorly explained. First, Kissinger didn’t border on Communism. That’s about as reasonable as the left calling anyone with a slight difference of opinion a fascist. Let’s stop with the hyperbole, and stick to reasonable statements. Similarly I’ll ignore the sarcastic pot shots in the second paragraph. As for the third, it borders a little on what I addressed… Read more »

Dave
Dave
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki, the second paragraph wasn’t sarcasm but illustrated the American conservative definition. I’m sorry you missed that and read into it what you desired. On blogs it is easy to read in what is not there. Yes, I lived in and out of the DC area and have not looked back since I left years ago. I’m not sure we are close in agreement as you want to use realpolitik with the modern method of interpretation of the political spectrum. That is similar to calling fascism right wing. Realpolitik does not rely on morals, national traditional values, or other basic… Read more »

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

No apologies needed, that was very good. As you may or may not have been able to tell from my earlier posts, I’m not interested at all in “winning” here, and I’m not very wedded to my thesis here. I made an almost accidental claim, embedded in a different argument, that you took issue with, which is of course fine, as it is very possible I was wrong. I also have no personal feelings about Kissinger, except that “On Diplomacy” is excellent reading, and his gravitas and knowledge of foreign policy is impressive, but I have no reason to want… Read more »

Justin Parris
Justin Parris
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

For someone complaining about quality of discourse, one might have hoped that you’d provide some. As it is, your complaint is not only unhelpful, but indecipherable, as you give absolutely no indication of what fell below your ambiguous bar, or what one might have done to rise above it.

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  Justin Parris

Yeah, i realize now expectations are rather low. I thought most people in the country could agree on a level of intelligent discourse, but apparently not. I’m just saying we can all stop pretending this is some high minded blog. This post is basically along the same lines as people who just changed Trump, rump, dump Trump. I’m not saying I’m smarter, I’m not trying to say I’m about to educate you all. I’m just saying let’s stop pretending Wilson is a master of Logic and high minded political commentary. He’s throwing food just like the rest of the media,… Read more »

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

*chanted

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

I’m pretty dumb,but I’m not a moron, and I’m guessing neither are you. I’m just saying let’s stop being fake. This blog isn’t better or smarter than anything else, and people seem to think it is. It’s still partisan gotcha writing on the same level as TYT and Infowars.

Ki
Ki
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

He talks about all this stuff that he has no idea about. Like for instance he was talking about Communism and Fascism once, and he said something like Fascism is nationalist socialism, and Communism is international socialism. That’s a sound bite. It sounds good, but it sounds like he’s never read the definition of any of those ideologies, much less studied them in enough depth to talk about them in an intelligent way. And then we are all supposed to nod our heads like he’s so smart because that sounds good. All journalists do that, they talk about a bunch… Read more »

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Plenty of tenured academics with “deep, long studied knowledge of the humanities” throw around the term “fascist” at anyone they don’t like. They fail to see the irony of being part of a fascist alliance that’s much closer to Mussolini’s vision. In the future, I’d suggest using paragraphs for such a long post bemoaning how uninformed and poorly read someone else supposedly is.

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  JP Stewart

Red herring much?

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki,

I wouldn’t assume that all of clowns you’ve been conversing with are straight. There’s some latency in at least one or two (they know who they are).

Hint:
⬇︎

Ki
Ki
8 months ago
Reply to  Clay Crouch

Clay,
Who cares if they are straight. Is that like the worst insult you can think of or something?

Clay Crouch
Clay Crouch
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Bingo! That says more about Wilson than it does about his disciples.

Beth More
Beth More
8 months ago
Reply to  Ki

Ki in #235885:

This blog has fallen to the intellectual level of a food fight.

Ha, this is nothing. You should have seen them whining about getting too many downvotes. It got so bad the admin eliminated the voting. Then they whined about that. It was delicious.

Adad
Adad
8 months ago
Reply to  Beth More

Gosh Beth, shouldn’t you have more compassion for all of the aliases who are now even less npc than you? 😏

We Be Libtards
We Be Libtards
8 months ago
Reply to  Adad

Hi Zero.

Hey, would now be a good time for you to instruct us all about the perils of having a fragile ego?

😁

Adad
Adad
8 months ago
Reply to  We Be Libtards

Nope WBL, your comments say all that anyone need know, about fragile egos.

Nice job. 👍😏

Sharon B
Sharon B
9 months ago

Either *resident Biden” or just plain “the resident,” it works! Thank you so much for this great idea — cannot wait to deploy it!

Jill Smith
Jill Smith
8 months ago
Reply to  Sharon B

People might think the P key isn’t working on your computer. That would actually have been my first thought.

Robert Hilton
Robert Hilton
9 months ago

I think we’re all screwed. So much was ignored leading up and through the inauguration. No one in jail yet. It’s like evil is winning. When there is tons of arbitraryness then I think we are lost. It’s humiliating.