Thursday, April 28, 2016

PCG's Brent Nagtegaal on Reddit

Recently one Redditor's comment quoting a PCG article by Jeremiah Jacques got on the front page of Reddit. Turns out PCG's Brent Nagtegaal has a profile on Reddit.

Let's take a look at what he has to say.

Here's one comment criticizing an article from The Times of India.
As a digger from Australia on one such "bogus" dig - this is a ridiculous story. Elad and the IAA [Israel Antiquities Authority] are known to not get along in many points and are hardly working in consort to steal land.

Jerusalem just happens to be one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. East Jerusalem, especially in the Silwan area, is the location of the most ancient parts of Jerusalem. Therefore, its only natural that most excavations will take place there.

Sure, rightwing Elad is sponsoring many of these digs, but tell the archaeologists that work the digs they are bogus and you might have a fight on your hands. Plenty of those archaeologists are actually leftwingers, and hardly think they are pawns. (Source.)
Elad (City of David) is one of the sponsors of the archaeological digs PCG participates in. Elad operates a museum but it also purchases homes for Israeli settlers. Elad is a settler organization dedicated to filling the predominantly Palestinian East Jerusalem with Israeli settlers contrary to the Palestinian demand that East Jerusalem be a part of an independent Palestinian state. Between 2006-13 Elad received $115 million in funding. The digs are real but Elad certainly does fund settlers getting into East Jerusalem.

For more information about Elad (City of David) see PCG and the Dark Side of Politicized Archaeology in East Jerusalem.

Here's one comment talking about the housing situation in Australia.
As a young Australian, it is absolutely impossible for me to conceive of buying a house now. A big market correction is needed so that regular australian's - those who will be funding the welfare system for the next 30 years - can get ahead now and not be a greater burden themselves in the future.

Its hard to hope for a bursting of the bubble - but in the long run, its for the best. (Source.)
Here Nagtegaal quotes an article by Robert Morley condemning abortion. Lurid imaginings about the aborted fetuses has long been a feature of pro-lifers as may be seen in Stephen King's novel, Insomnia.
Makes me angry! Liberal logic has taken over.
"Our society is to the point that we are less outraged about doctors going into the bodies of mothers and killing their living babies than we are about hospital workers taking those tiny victims and burning their lifeless bodies. Politicians are less outraged about killing 200,000 living babies every year in the UK than they are about the fate of these 15,500 little bodies." (Source.)
Some people have been known to get so angry on this matter that they even commit acts of violence and intimidation, such as the recent triple murder in Colorado Springs. Similar things were said as early as Stephen King's novel, Insomnia (1994), which portrayed one man claiming that fetuses were turned into fertilizer. Lurid imaginings of what happens to aborted fetuses seem to be a common theme among those of this persuasion.

Maybe he should vote for a pro-life politician. But HWA forbade his followers from voting.

Note the disparaging remark about "Liberal logic". This shows once again that PCG leans to the right in regards to politics. I do not condemn PCG for being right wing but it is important to note that they are right wing as this explains so much about the political stances they choose to take on many issues.

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