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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

4/20/2008

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If you haven't seen it, you must.

If it isn't playing in your neighborhood, drive thirty miles to a neighborhood where it is playing (we did).

Odds are you will have to travel some distance, because, as is the case with most non-politically-correct films, it will not receive wide distribution.

'Expelled' speaks candidly and courageously about the widespread, but covert, censorship that is occurring in the American scientific community on many levels and in many areas of science. It illustrates with painful candor the persecution of academics and scientists who dare to suggest that the theory of Intelligent Design deserves debate (a persecution that strangely parallels the censorship that is occuring against those scientists who dare to speak out against the doctrine of global warming).

Darwinists are succeeding in stifling debate, and they are ending the careers of scientists and academics who dare to even whisper that a theory might exist other than Darwin's origin-of-the-species-based theory of evolution.

The film also paints a gloomy, but entirely realistic, picture of the future of America if we allow politically correct censorship in scientific disciplines to continue, drawing stark parallels between Hitler's embracing of Darwinist theories and the subjugation, death and tyranny that resulted.

Our audience tonight -- including dozens of teenagers -- was small, but mesmerized, and nearly all were standing in applause at the finish.

~ joanie

13 comments:

cheryl gereau said...

Our daughter (15) saw it with some friends on Friday night. They were very impressed especially with the scenes at the Holocaust locations. My husband and I plan to see it this week.

calbrindisi said...

I read some reviews that panned the movie and I figured it was because of the politically incorrect content, now I KNOW so. The wife and I will see it this weekend. Thanks.

daveburkett said...

Sounds like a movie worth seeing. I'll try to hunt it out. Thanks for the heads up.

john galt said...

I never even heard of this movie, and after reading what you wrote I'm not surprised. I'll try to see it before it dies the unnatural death that most convervative documentaries die, thanks to the bias in the industry.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this.

lori_gmeiner said...

I'll be checking the newspaper when I get home. If I can see it, I will. Thanks Joanie.

2ndAmendmentDefender said...

It illustrates with painful candor the persecution of academics and scientists who dare to suggest that the theory of Intelligent Design deserves debate (a persecution that strangely parallels the censorship that is occuring against those scientists who dare to speak out against the doctrine of global warming).

I'll see it. The global warming idiots are promoting the idea that humans are to blame just to increase the government's power. The Darwinists are promoting his beliefs to get God out of American society. I can't think of two more destructive campaigns. It's sickening and very very dangerous.

John Cooper said...

Not much has changed. During my freshman year of college (1964), I had to write an essay on the subject of creationism vs. darwinism in English class. I quoted heavily from a book called "Science Returns to God".

The instructor sneeringly read my essay in front of the whole class in an attempt to embarrass me for my beliefs.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the movie.
But I know Ben Stein wrote a vicious article attacking comedian Joan Rivers less than a week after her husband had committed suicide.
She sued him, and he ended up settled out of court, and then writing an article whining about how mean she was to him.

What a man.

marcus aurelius said...

What a man.

Sometimes a man of questionable character can produce a powerful work of art. It doesn't lessen the quality of the art or increase the character of the man.

Anonymous said...

"Sometimes a man of questionable character can produce a powerful work of art. It doesn't lessen the quality of the art or increase the character of the man."

Very true and well said!

GaryBurgess said...

I plan to see it Friday night. I'll have to travel about 35 miles, but it looks like it'll be worth the trip. I'll get back to you on my opinion. ;)

Barry up the road said...

We drove to Lititz to see it a couple of days ago. It was our first time in the new complex and we were very impressed.

As to the movie, we shared the entire theater with one other couple. It was a matinee, but still......

We liked the movie, perhaps because we agree with most of it. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to be informed on these issues and I really like Ben Stein. What a character!!