29 July 2014

Uncommon Commentary #413: Iron Domes and Thick Skulls

Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, which we Yanks helped to create, has proven highly successful at neutralizing the threat of Hamas rockets; Why, then, have we no plans to get something similar?  Why, indeed, haven’t we already had such a thing for a long time?  The Iron Dome was designed to intercept short-range weapons rather than those that carry nuclear warheads, which consequently must be destroyed when outside our atmosphere, but the principle on which it operates (namely, that one can hit a missile in flight with another missile) is exactly the same as that of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which was envisioned in the USA three decades ago.  The answer to the questions that I posed earlier in this uncommon commentary is, of course, political partisanship.  The SDI was a project of President Reagan, and US Leftists refuse to admit that their great antagonist was right about anything, even if their recalcitrance prevents us from adopting a technology that could save our civilization from nuclear annihilation.  Since we’ve assisted in the development for Israel of something that we still haven’t developed for our own country, I suggest that we refer to it as the “Irony Dome”.

25 July 2014

The Best of Uncommon Commentary

In UC #159, I referred to Planned Parenthood as “PP”.  My derogatory remark has taken on new significance now that this detestable organization’s counselors have been caught on tape, advising what they think are 15-year-old girls to allow their partners in sexual intercourse to urinate on them (and engage in other forms of behavior that are physically, psychologically, and spiritually unhealthy).

18 July 2014

Miscellaneous Musing #65

When we say that some country or another is “Christian”, we need to begin refining this definition.  There is considerable difference between a state whose population largely professes Christianity, but whose government has adopted a position of neutrality toward religion, and one that it is actually governed according to the principles of the New Testament.

13 July 2014

Uncommon Commentary #412: Separation of Wisdom and Secularism

The real "separation of church and state" that the USA needs is not the sort that the secular Left stridently demands.  There ought to be much more influence of religion upon the state, but much less of that of the state upon religion.

04 July 2014

Uncommon Commentary #411: Bias by Us

Two days ago in East Jerusalem, police received a report that a 17-year-old Palestinian Arab had been forced into a car; one hour later, he was found lifeless elsewhere in the city.  The Obombast administration (e.g., "National" Security Adviser Susan Rice, Secretary of State Kerry, and White House spokesman Josh Earnest[!]) immediately pronounced the murder "despicable", "sickening", "heinous ", &c., and repeatedly expressed "condolences to the Palestinian people [sic]".  If there was similar official US condemnation and sympathy over the deaths of those three young Israeli seminarians (one of whom also had US citizenship), whose corpses were discovered near Hebron two days earlier, I somehow missed it.