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ISIS isn’t Islamic, as the Lord’s Resistance Army isn’t Christian

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Sans la logique, on a des opinions, on a pas de croyances. Without logic, we have opinions, we have no beliefs. Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray Above: Joseph Kony and top officers from his “Lord’s Resistance Army”. Would the Christians who think Islam is a violent […]

We are all of the Mont Order

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Nous sommes tous montagnards, vive la montagne! We are all Montagnards, vive La Montagne! Slogan used in an address to the Jacobin Club, 1793 In order to make the facts clear on a subject that I have unfortunately avoided since early 2013, I […]

My aims at the L’Ordre blog

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Qui plume a, guerre a To hold a pen is to be at war. Voltaire After accepting the rare opportunity to blog with Beliefnet, I have named this blog L’Ordre. This is French for The Order, because the main topics I’m going to be addressing here relate […]

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NATO: casting a nuclear shadow over humanity, subverting peace in our time
La politique, quand elle est un art et un service, non point une exploitation, c'est une action pour un idéal à travers des réalités. Politics, when it is an art and a service, not an exploitation, is about acting for an ideal through realities. Charles de Gaulle At a time in history

posted 11:00:58pm Nov. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Amplifying your voice as a blogger: practical guidance
L'accent est l'âme du discours. Accent is the soul of language. Jean-Jacques Rousseau I am constantly looking for new ways to enhance the voices of fellow bloggers and make the web an even more anarchic and democratic place than it already is. With that in mind, I'd like to direct you to

posted 11:30:26pm Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

The US provoked conflict in Europe to restore its "leadership" glory days
On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire. One always speaks badly when one has nothing to say. Voltaire As the G20 summit takes place in Australia, the agenda is meant to be economic growth, but the conflict in Ukraine is on many observers' minds. One of the most overlooked and

posted 11:00:37pm Nov. 15, 2014 | read full post »

ISIS isn't Islamic, as the Lord's Resistance Army isn't Christian
Sans la logique, on a des opinions, on a pas de croyances. Without logic, we have opinions, we have no beliefs. Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray Above: Joseph Kony and top officers from his "Lord's Resistance Army". Would the Christians who think Islam is a violent religion first like to a

posted 11:00:15pm Nov. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Remembrance Day: are poppies offensive?
Nous sommes donc en guerre les uns contre les autres We're all at war with one another Michel Foucault The poppy: a symbol of patriotism, exclusion, bygone values, xenophobia, bigotry, volksgemeinschaft ("national community"), war, monarchy, etc. Now more than ever, the youth should

posted 11:00:32pm Nov. 08, 2014 | read full post »


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