Thursday, June 29, 2006

News of the Day (June 29)

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: The Korea Liberator comments on yet another call for "engagement" with Stalinist North Korea, the trail of Tongsun Park, South Korea paying more of its own way, and a hard anti-Stalinist coming to the State Department; here's TKL contributor James Na's Seattle Times column on SNK's possible missile launch.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: The colonial masters offer some boilerplate language on the missile flap (Washington Post, third item), while Australia's Defense Minister calls for UN involvement on the issue (AAP via Epoch Times). Meanwhile, Stalinist abduction victim Kim Young-nam "said his former wife Megumi Yokota, a Japanese woman the North admitted to kidnapping, was dead" (BBC), but he also insists he wasn't abducted. Daily NK reports on persecution in SNK.

Canada file: Communist China won't allow former Canadian MP David Kilgour to visit Sujiatun; Kilgour talked to the Epoch Times about the Communist intransigence. Meanwhile, Caylan Ford (Epoch Times) gives the background on the case of Huseyincan Celil, the East Turkestan escapee and Canadian citizen who was sent back to the Communists by Uzbekistan, and faces execution (seventeenth and sixth items).

Koizumi visits United States: Outgoing Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is now in Washington to begin what is expected to be his last official visit to America (BBC, Daily Standard, thirteenth item). Meanwhile, Patrick Goodenough (Cybercast News) profiles Koizumi's likely successor: anti-Communist Shinzo Abe.

More on Communist China and the United States: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher sounds a wake-up call (literally) for his fellow Americans about "the very threatening rise of communist China" (The Hill).

Qinghai-Tibet railroad angers Tibetans: Wen Lon, Epoch Times, has the details (see also seventh item).

Anson Chan to join pro-democracy march in Hong Kong: The annual July 1 march in the city will include, for the first time, Hong Kong's widely respected former official (second item) who served as top bureaucrat during the end of British colonial rule and the beginning of the Communist regime under Tung Chee-hwa (Asia News).

Communist Deputy naval commander fired for corruption: Although followers of this space knew of Wang Shouye's crimes last month (tenth item), the cadres waited until today to publicly fire him (BBC).

More on corruption in Communist China: David Lague, International Herald Tribune, reviews the nearly half-billion-dollar Bank of China embezzlement case (fourth and sixth items).

Enlightened Comment of the Day: He Qinglian wins today's prize with the excellent Epoch Times column on the Communist regime's recruitment of gangsters to intimidate dissidents while keeping its hands clean.

More on persecution in Communist China: A city in Guangdong province remembers the Cultural Revolution - sort of (Epoch Times).

1 comment:

James Fletcher Baxter said...

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is
an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view
of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.

Many problems in human experience are the result of
false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

Human knowledge is a fraction of the whole universe.
The balance is a vast void of human ignorance. Human
reason cannot fully function in such a void; thus, the
intellect can rise no higher than the criteria by which it
perceives and measures values.

Humanism makes man his own standard of measure.
However, as with all measuring systems, a standard
must be greater than the value measured. Based on
preponderant ignorance and an egocentric carnal
nature, humanism demotes reason to the simpleton
task of excuse-making in behalf of the rule of appe-
tites, desires, feelings, emotions, and glands.

Because man, hobbled in an ego-centric predicament,
cannot invent criteria greater than himself, the humanist
lacks a predictive capability. Without instinct or trans-
cendent criteria, humanism cannot evaluate options with
foresight and vision for progression and survival. Lack-
ing foresight, man is blind to potential consequence and
is unwittingly committed to mediocrity, collectivism,
averages, and regression - and worse. Humanism is an
unworthy worship.

The void of human ignorance can easily be filled with
a functional faith while not-so-patiently awaiting the
foot-dragging growth of human knowledge and behav-
ior. Faith, initiated by the Creator and revealed and
validated in His Word, the Bible, brings a transcend-
ent standard to man the choice-maker. Other philo-
sophies and religions are man-made, humanism, and
thereby lack what only the Bible has:

1.Transcendent Criteria and
2.Fulfilled Prophetic Validation.

The vision of faith in God and His Word is survival
equipment for today and the future.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
universe.

Let us proclaim it. Behold!
The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM