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The War on Christmas: How Leftists and Liberals destroyed the body of Christ

Have you heard the news? There’s a war on Christmas. In 2013, Atheists struggled to dismantle a nativity scene in Chipley, Florida. Even the United States Air Force isn’t immune to secular chauvinism. A nativity scene at the Shaw Airforce Base in South Carolina was summarily dismantled in 2013.  Despite Bill O’Reilly’s protestations against the liquidation of Christian symbols displayed proudly in public, the war on Christmas penetrates into the very fabric of intersubjectivity, meaning that, the War on Christmas redefines our relationship to others by burying the concept of the body of Christ, or a body of believers. Continue reading “The War on Christmas: How Leftists and Liberals destroyed the body of Christ”

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I Read Charles Bettelheim. What Happened Next Will Shock & Amaze You!

I am not an expert on the state, the concept of the state or the historical lineages of the State, but I have an understanding of how poorly the North American Communist left understands the state. No, I’m not an expert, but I figure that my ability to read chapter books without any pictures whatsoever (!) provides me with an ability to learn the material enough to make bold claims about the nature of state power. Recently, Charles Bettelheim, author of the multivolume series Class Struggles in the USSR taught me a few basic, but subterranean, lessons about the nature of state power. Continue reading “I Read Charles Bettelheim. What Happened Next Will Shock & Amaze You!”

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