An Italian Told Me about Mussolini Today

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Mussolini admired by thousands

I met an Italian immigrant today.  He appeared to be about forty years old. We chatted about our respective countries and he told me that he knew about the South because he had seen a movie about it.  He knew all about racism and discrimination.

I gently protested that he shouldn't believe anything in a movie about discrimination because the writers have proven themselves to be liars who are trying to control what people think.

Then, on a hunch, I challenged him.  "What do you think about Mussolini?"

He became hesitant. "Well . . . me, personally . . ."

Then he looked off a little and continued "I have to watch what I say . . ."

And I blurted out "No you don't!"  It was such a perfect example of the very thing I had just warned him about, the mind control of the mass media.

He finally realized that he was in America now and that I wasn't a threat.  He showed a little excitement and revealed, "Now, if you were to ask my grandmother, she would say that Mussolini was the best!  Everything was good back then. People did right.  Everything worked.  My grandfather told me 'Italy needed Mussolini.  Italy was weak and lazy.  Only a strong man could govern Italy.'"

And I asked, "In Italy, you'd be afraid to say these things, right?"

We each learned a little more today about the strangleholds that the Thought Police try to have on our countries.

Reading the Bible in the New Year

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Medieval scholar studying in English office

The dissident right has all kinds of people in it: evangelicals, atheists, Greek Orthodox, pagans, Catholics, good ol' boys, and others.  Regardless of your identity, you might consider it a good idea to read the Bible this coming year.

Systematic Bible reading has been practiced, mostly by evangelicals, for generations. Many approaches and methods have been proposed. For instance, the New Testament has 261 chapters; there are 52 weeks in a year; reading five chapters per week will take you through the entire New Testament.

There are many, many plans to choose from if you want to read the entire Bible in one year; just search Duck Duck Go. If you're new to Bible reading, your best bet is to read only the New Testament; and even that can be approached in various ways.

Although you will encounter things which you do not understand, reading the Bible isn't difficult and the investment of time isn't burdensome. The hard part is simply making yourself sit down and do it. A regular pattern (a ritual) may help: always do it at the same time every day, probably in the same place.

There are countless translations of the Bible into English. For beauty and tradition, read the King James Version. For easier reading, choose the New King James Version or the English Standard Version. For a very easy version, but still quite reliable, get the New Living Translation. I make all of these recommendations as a PhD who reads Greek and Hebrew. There are other worthy translations, but these are enough.

If you are a Christian, begin each reading session with a prayer that God would open your mind and emotions so that you will benefit from the reading.