http://www.stthomasmore.org/parish-clergepression and corruption they left – and sailed to America.Once the Pilgrims had established their Massachusetts Colony, however, they demanded the same religious conformity that they had escaped from. The first Pilgrim to rebel was Roger Williams (1603-1683), who arrived in Boston in 1631. He immediately began advocating freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. There must be, he said, “a high wall of separation” between the “Garden of Christ” – one’s own religious views – and the “Wilderness” of the State.In 1635, Williams was convicted by the colony’s General Court of “sedition and heresy,” and banished. By the spring of 1636, he founded the community of Providence, which expanded into the colony of Rhode Island, becoming a haven for persecuted folks like Baptists, Quakers, and Jews.Due to his own experience and his revulsion at the mass slaughter currently going on during the Thirty Years War in Europe, in 1644 he wrote a treatise entitledThe Bloudy Tenent of Persecution. The English Parliament ordered it burned by the public hangman.In it, Williams condemned attempts to compel religious belief to be “the rape of the soul,” that “forced worship” had caused “oceans of blood” to be spilt, which is why “forced worship stinks in the nostrils of God.”The state, he maintained, had “no business” enforcing the “First Table” (1-4) of the Ten Commandments regarding the worship of God – only the “Second Table” (5-10) regarding civil obligations not to hurt other people (murder, steal, lie et al). “Liberty of conscience” is everyone’s God-given right.
“God requireth not a uniformity of religion to be enacted and enforced in any civil state; which enforced uniformity (sooner or later) is the greatest occasion of civil war, ravishing of conscience, persecution of Christ Jesus in his servants, and of the hypocrisy and destruction of millions of souls.”An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.”
These words of Roger Williams, the founder of the doctrine of church-state separation, had a profound impact on America’s Founders – in particular James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution and its First Amendment, which states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
“Whereas, Almighty God hath created the mind free… the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world and through all time”
It is because America’s Founders enshrined these principles of religious freedom at our country’s very inception that America has never suffered a religious war. Jefferson would attribute (in 1802 while President) America’s religious peace to the First Amendment “building a wall of separation between Church & State,” using Roger Williams’ words of 158 years before.OK – interesting, Jack, you may be thinking, but why the history lesson? What’s all this have to do with America’s fork in the road in 2012? With the impending economic meltdown of the European Union and much of the entire global economy? The odds of an economic conflagration like none of us have seen are growing by the day, and you’re talking about Church & State?
Yes, I am – because Jefferson is warning us right now about “the impious presumption of legislators and rulers… setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others.” Because Jefferson’s and Madison’s solution to preventing religious wars – Religious Liberty – is the solution to preventing the economic wars about to descend upon us.
That solution is Economic Liberty. That solution is the Separation of Economy and State – for precisely the same reasons for the Separation of Church and State. Such a separation – capitalism for real – is the only thing that will save the world from plunging into economic darkness. Violently.
With Zero’s Osawatomie Speech, we have reached the fork in the road of America’s future. The critical moment has arrived. If you can stomach it, read the whole thing. It is diabolically dishonest. He is actually claiming his Marxist-Fascist values are those of America’s. He has the mind-boggling demagogic chutzpah to claim that free market capitalism “doesn’t work – it has never worked.”
Free market capitalism – economic liberty – is the only thing that ever has worked to create widespread prosperity. What has never worked in history is what Zero advocates: socialism, fascism, and the destruction of economic liberty by government rules, hamstrings, restrictions, taxes, and subsidies.
In Osawatomie, Zero came out of the closet, exposing his stark naked Anti-Americanism for all to see. The President of the United States is not an American, not in his heart, not in his soul. Rush Limbaugh called Osawatomie a Marxist attack on America, and he is exactly right:
“This is foreign. This is what we have faced from our enemies since our founding, this characterization of our country. If you just substitute the word ‘proletariat’ for every time he said ‘worker’ or ‘middle class’ in his speech, if you substitute ‘bourgeois’ or ‘capitalists’ for the rich, this same speech could have been given by Lenin a hundred years ago.”In fact, it is, my friend, and don’t doubt me, the same speech that Stalin always gave, that Mao Tse-tung always gave, that Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and Kim Jong-il still give. Communist leaders around the world give this speech constantly.”
And Zero gave it two days ago. The battle is joined. He has declared war on his own country. He has a swarming horde of allies in public workers, Occupy Wall Streeters, and other parasites who want to feed off producers. They are fully willing to commit whatever pillage and violence is necessary to keep mainlining money stolen from producers into their veins.Make no mistake: Zero is calling for a religious war upon creators of wealth. The only way to stop it is Jefferson’s and Madison’s way applied to the secular religion of Marxist Fascism: the separation of economy and state.
How is this to be done?
The first thing is to call for it. It should be the rallying cry of the Tea Parties. They sure have been quiet lately. Are they still alive? Comatose? Deep asleep and snoring? If Zero’s Declaration of War on America doesn’t wake them up, then nothing will. If they can’t and won’t defend, loudly and publicly, economic liberty and free market capitalism now, then they are useless.
Next is for a GOP presidential candidate to call for it and make it a major campaign theme:
“You have a choice, folks, Marxism or Capitalism. Compromises with Marxism are what have brought our economy down to where it is today, and Mr. Obama is promising to complete his Marxist task if reelected.”We are facing economic war in this country, which could be as violent as the horrific religious wars of the past. Religious wars stopped when America created religious liberty. I will stop the coming economic war by creating prosperity through economic liberty.
“I am a proud advocate of Capitalism – real economic freedom, not crony-corporate capitalism that doles out government subsidies and monopolies. Mr. Obama is an arrogant advocate of Marxism – real economic slavery and parasitism. Mr. Obama advocates state control and state sponsorship of business, just as tyrants of yore advocated state control and sponsorship of religion which resulted in religious warfare.
“What Mr. Obama is offering is economic warfare, poverty, and slavery by combining the economy and the state. I am offering you economic peace, prosperity, and freedom by separating the economy and the state. Which do you choose, America?”
Third will be to knock down the inevitable straw men Zero and the Enemedia will set up, that economy/state separation will cause anarchy, mass starvation, the end of life on earth, blah-blah.
We do in fact have religious liberty in America, and government keeps it within civilized bounds. No Mexican cult is allowed to practice Aztec human sacrifice, Mormons can’t have polygamy. The same with economic liberty. Government is required for markets to function, for property rights to exist. “Ownership” is a legal concept which only a government can provide, as distinguished from physical possession (which a thief has of something he stole).
Thus government sets basic rules, such as regarding ownership and contracts, and is the referee adjudicating them – staying out of the game otherwise. Oh, and for “fairness,” “inequality,” “social justice” and other Orwellianisms of the left, just provide Walter Williams’ definition:
“What’s fair, equal, and socially just is: I get to keep what I earn, you get to keep what you earn. No problem.”
We and America are in the game of our lives, the Mother of all Super Bowls. We can’t win by playing defense. We have to go on the offense. We have to be Pro-Capitalist, Pro-Creative Destruction, Pro-Personal Responsibility. Our opponents are religious fanatics. They worship the Church of the State. Their religion is the State. Ours is not.
The Constitution prohibits the establishment of a State Religion, for compelling historical reasons. For equally compelling reasons, we need to prohibit the Religion of the State itself. We must separate the economy, like religion, from being state-run. That is the only thing now that can save America – and America is the only hope of the world.
2.) That the participants would only have to pay
1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
Incomes into the Program,
on the first $90,000
3.) That the money the participants elected to put
into the Program would be deductible from
their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible
4.) That the money the participants put into the
independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the
general operating fund, and therefore, would
only be used to fund the Social Security
Retirement Program, and no other
Government program, but,
Under Johnson the money was moved to
The General Fund and Spent
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
now receiving a Social Security check every month —
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put
away’ — you may be interested in the following:
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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the
general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
controlled House and Senate.
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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the
‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— –
Q: Which Political Party decided to start
giving annuity payments to immigrants?
AND MY FAVORITE:
A: That’s right!
Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
began to receive Social Security payments! The
Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
even though they never paid a dime into it!
———— — ———— ——— —– ———— ——— ———
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
But it’s worth a try.
How many people can YOU send this to?
3-29-12. From Faithful NGP Reader Andrew Foster:
From Faithful NGP Reader Richard Peterson:
THE HEART OF DARKNESS
Dr. Jack Wheeler
To The Point
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Monrovia, Liberia. This is a horror story – far grimmer than anything Joseph Conrad ever imagined, much less experienced when he captained a steamboat on the Congo River in the Belgian Congo in 1889. Conrad’s famous novel, Heart of Darkness, was fiction and only very loosely based on fact. This story is true – and it’s not from the 19th century, it’s contemporary.
Steel yourself, because we’re in for a stomach-turning rough ride. How human beings can be capable of such evil seems inexplicable. It is not true that all of us are so capable – Conrad was wrong about that. Very wrong. Yet enough people are to make this a cautionary tale, as the odds of a maelstrom in our land mount along with those of Zero’s reelection. It was such a maelstrom that recently engulfed West Africa.
The country of Liberia is unique in Africa, founded in the 1820s by American freed slaves under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. This was a group of philanthropists such as Henry Clay and Charles Mercer, who offered to repatriate freed slaves back to Africa if they desired. The support of President James Monroe enabled the settlement of several thousand freed slaves, who formally founded The Republic of Liberia 1847, with a constitution and government structure based on America’s, and the capital named in honor of President Monroe – Monrovia.
The colonists called themselves Americo-Liberians, immensely proud of their American heritage, with an Antebellum South lifestyle that included wearing top hats and morning coats, and living in homes with columned porches. Their party, the True Whig Party, ruled Liberia for over 130 years. Then, in 1980, the descent into madness began.
Liberia was flourishing in the 1970s under President William Tolbert, the grandson of a freed slave from Charleston, South Carolina. Firestone Tire’s enormous rubber plantation plus massive high-grade iron ore exports from the Bomi Hills had the place booming. But on the night of April 12, 1980, 17 soldiers led by a 28 year-old master sergeant, Samuel Doe, broke into the Executive Mansion, grabbed President Tolbert out of bed, shot him in the head, gouged out his right eye, and disemboweled him.
Doe was an uneducated bumpkin with a two-digit IQ from Liberia’s most primitive tribe, the Krahn. He had no ideology. All he cared for was power and money. He had anyone who criticized him killed. When the US offered him $80 million in aid to stand against the Soviets, he happily accepted – and was honored with a visit to the White House to meet President Reagan in 1982. Doe continued slaughtering opponents and engaging in massive corruption. No complaints from Washington.
On Christmas Eve in 1989, an Americo-Liberian with a degree in economics from Bentley College in Boston, Charles Taylor, snuck into Liberia from the Ivory Coast with 100 armed men. Taylor had been schooled in guerrilla warfare at Muamar Ghaddafi’s World Revolutionary Center in Libya, the“Harvard for Tyrants” responsible for training and placing a number of African despots in power.
Taylor had plenty of money and weapons from Gaddafi to recruit followers. His contribution to the history of bloody insurgency was to recruit children – illiterate kids from the bush as young as eight years old – into “the Kalashnikov lifestyle” of getting high on a mix of amphetamines, cane alcohol, and marijuana, to become psychopaths killing anyone they were ordered to without the slightest hesitation or remorse. The more heads they cut off, the greater the atrocities they committed, the more they were promoted in Taylor’s growing insurgent army.
As Taylor conquered more territory, one of his commanders, Prince Johnson (Prince being a boy’s name in Liberia, not a title) formed his own group to attack Monrovia. On September 9, 1990, his forces captured Samuel Doe. Johnson had Doe’s torture interrogation and execution videotaped (it’s on YouTube). As Johnson sips on a Budweiser beer, he calmly orders, “Cut off one ear.” A knife slices it off as Doe screams. Then the other ear is sliced off. The next day, Doe’s mutilated body was paraded around Monrovia in a wheelbarrow.
Liberia disintegrated into all-out factional-tribal civil war. A group of West African countries formed a “peacekeeping” force led by Nigerians calledEcomog – which, thanks to Nigerian soldiers’ looting and pillaging, was dubbed by Liberians as Every Car Or Moving Object Gone. They kept Monrovia. Taylor seized the Bomi mines and the iron ore port of Buchanan, with British mining companies paying him $10 million a month to get the stockpiled ore out, while French companies paid him millions for timber. The rest of the country was murderously anarchic.
Taylor quickly became the richest warlord in Africa. Yet that wasn’t enough. Right across the border in Sierra Leone lay the fabulous alluvial diamond fields of Kono. Taylor went to see his buddy Gaddafi in Tripoli to support, with money, weapons, and men an effort to seize them. Gaddafi said he had just the guy: a cashiered corporal in the Sierra Leone army whom Taylor knew from guerrilla training at the World Revolutionary Center, Foday Sankoh.
Sierra Leone was a British colony the Brits had turned over to a Big Man autocrat named Siaka Stevens who, by the time he left the scene at age 85 had amassed a fortune of $500 million and left the country completely bankrupt. As the government collapsed, it was ripe for the taking. On March 23, 1991, Sankoh led a group of several dozen fighters from Liberia, armed and financed by Taylor and Gaddafi. They called themselves the RUF, Revolutionary United Front.
Within weeks, by slaughtering anyone in authority, from chiefs and village elders to traders and teachers, Sankoh’s RUF seized the Kono diamond fields. Taylor proclaimed Sankoh to be the “governor of Sierra Leone.” To maintain control, Sankoh also abducted and forcibly recruited children, who as part of their drugged indoctrination, were often required to kill their own parents. Half of RUF fighters were 8 to 14 years old, girls and boys.
As recounted in Harvard for Tyrants above, together, Taylor and Sankoh “pioneered their signature atrocity in the 1990s — the amputation of the arms and legs of men, women, and children… Their atrocities were backed by Gaddafi, who routinely met with Taylor and his closest associates to review the progress of the conflicts and supply weapons.”
Sankoh had no political strategy whatever, just brute terror and force. After gaining control of the $300 million traffic in diamonds – which, because of the mass slaughter, became known as Blood Diamonds – in 1994 his RUF seized the bauxite (aluminum ore) mines, the world’s largest (Sierra Leone has close to half the world’s bauxite reserves). To keep them, he ordered his child fighters to indiscriminately chop off the hands, arms, and feet of villagers in the region.
When the RUF marched into Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, in March of 1997 the Nigerians invaded and captured Sankoh. The RUF launched “Operation No Living Thing,” hacking to death anyone in Freetown they could find. The savagery went on for over two years, until the Nigerians gave up and offered a peace deal in July 1999, with Sankoh made vice-president and keeping the Kono diamond mines.
When the RUF refused to cease its atrocities, Britain finally moved in with full-on military force in May, 2000. Sankoh was imprisoned, and the RUF disintegrated. Sankoh had been responsible for over 75,000 murdered, countless thousands mutilated, and some 70% of the entire population homeless. While awaiting trial for war crimes, he died in a Freetown prison in July 2003 – supposedly of a stroke.
As monstrous as Foday Sankoh was, Charles Taylor was worse. The civil war he conducted went on for seven years. Of Liberia’s population of 2.5 million, 200,000 were killed and over one million made refugees with their homes and villages burned to the ground. When Taylor came out on top, the UN capitulated and under its auspices held presidential elections in July 1997.
Believe it or not, Taylor’s actual campaign slogan was, ” He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I will still vote for him.” He was elected president with 75% of the vote.
Taylor had threatened to renew his campaign of wholesale slaughter if he wasn’t elected. From being the richest warlord in Africa, he now was the president of his own country. And a second civil war in Liberia promptly began. A collection of anti-Taylor factions sponsored by neighboring Guinea, advanced on Monrovia raping and looting on the way.
Taylor steadily lost ground, with the forces against him now supported by Britain and the US. When the Marines from the 26 th MEU landed in August 2003, Taylor resigned the presidency and was sent to luxury confinement in Nigeria. Other rebel factions were kicked out. The UN launched a massive operation to stabilize the country.
Elections were held in 2005, with a remarkable woman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, becoming the first female head of state in Africa. For her efforts to put Liberia back on its feet, by 2010 Newsweek magazine designated her as one of “ten best leaders in the world.” In 2011, she was awarded theNobel Peace Prize. She was reelected president late last year.
Charles Taylor is today in prison in The Hague, Netherlands, for a war crimes trial. The verdict is scheduled to be announced next month (April 26). Prince Johnson not only remains at large, but is an elected member of the Liberian Parliament.
So – what does this horror story of the depths of depravity to which human beings can sink have to do with us? Surely, Americans, no matter what their ethnicity or ideology are not capable of such evil, yes?
Although it was a century and a half ago, it’s worth recalling that Americans slaughtered each other by the hundreds of thousands in the Civil War. More specifically, Sherman’s March to the Sea was directed at civilians, and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was designed to spark freed slave attacks on Southern white women whose husbands were off fighting the war (the Governor of New York, Horatio Seymour, denounced it as “a proposal for the butchery of women and children”).
Today, we hear much talk of a “Second American Revolution.” Our freedoms are being systematically stolen from us by an increasingly fascist government that recognizes no constitutional limits to its power. Our economy and livelihoods are being destroyed, with beyond-astronomical debt about to create hyper-inflation wiping us out.
And there is a new massive division between Americans. It was North-South in the Civil War. Now it is Producer-Parasite, Maker-Moocher, taxpayers who work and produce vs. those who get government subsidies and paychecks. On the one side of this divide are gun owners with hundreds of millions of guns and billions of rounds of ammo.
On the other side are those who advocate and engage in violence – with the Demagogue Media, the Demagogue-Democrat Party, and demagogue race hustlers egging them on. The black racist media frenzy regarding Trayvon Martin is the latest example. Race-baiting, guilt-mongering, demagoguery, and threats of violence are all the Democrats and their moocher allies have left.
We are well aware of what will happen to our country if Zero wins in November – the disaster will be catastrophic. Yet we must also be aware of what might happen if Zero loses. What Heart of Darkness might emerge?
Zero’s defeat would signal that a majority of voters don’t care about the Race Card anymore – and that’s the Dems’ only card. It will also signal the end (or at least the start of the end) of the Moochers’ Gravy Train and the Entitlement Society. The odds are high that violence in “inner cities” and by public union workers will explode.
We can say, well, we have the guns. George Zimmerman had a gun, and used it when he was viciously attacked by Trayvon Martin. Which one is being demonized, which one sanctified?
America is not Africa, however much Zero is trying to Africanize it. It is not Liberia or Sierra Leone. Yet history teaches that a Heart of Darkness may lie within most any society. Ask the Germans. Normally, it is dormant. One sure way to awaken it is to deny its existence, to ignore any sign it may be aroused from its slumber.
Zero’s defeat in November is not enough. It will only be the end of the beginning of America’s rebirth. Hearts of Darkness will do their best to abort that rebirth. We must make sure they fail.
3-27-12. On Climate Change. From: Tom Taylor
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2012 10:20 AM
Subject: Moncktonâ?Ts Schenectady showdown | CFACT
Last Sat. Nan and I attended a CFACT SoCal show at the Joan Kroc Center on the UCSD campus and arranged for Lord Monckton’s ‘Global Warming Fraud’ presentation .
The global warming/climate change scam is used to facilitate UN Agenda 21.
The theater was packed with patriots and Lord Monckton was given several standing ovations.
First, CFACT’s Warren Duffy gave an excellent presentation on the UN Agenda 21 inspired California Cap and Trade Bill AB-32.
Then Lord Monckmon gave a ‘Global Warming Fraud’ presentation like this one:
Our own KUSI’s weatherman – and founder of the weather channel – John Coleman on the global warming scam (22 min.):
Lord Monckton Confronts Obamas Nazi Youth Members With Some Hard Facts(10 min.):
3-27-12. Cartoon On Obamacare:
3-26-12. Gas Price Hypocrisy
3-24-12. One of our NGP readers, ‘Tundrab’, says, “I have never heard this said as simply or as well. Class war at its best.”
The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop. And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now… the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff, have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So… the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?
The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
I’M 100% for PASSING THIS ON !!! For all our sake PLEASE Take a Stand!!!
Language: English only
Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!
We, the people, are coming.
12-11-11. Professor Lovell correctly discusses attack of US Administration on Arizona. *** …if Obama is really serious about jobs and energy security, what’s with his delaying a magnificent job creator and reliable source of energy from the Canada/US pipeline from Alberta to Texas?
12-10-11. Letter to Nancy Pelosi *** Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/06/military-growing-terrorist-target-lawmakers-warn/print#ixzz1gFaNPKEr
12-09-11. The Constitution prohibits the establishment of a State Religion, for compelling historical reasons. For equally compelling reasons, we need to prohibit the Religion of the State itself. We must separate the economy, like religion, from being state-run. *** The Cause of Housing Crisis.
THE ONLY THING THAT CAN SAVE THE WORLDDr. Jack Wheeler
To The Point
Friday, 09 December 2011There is a genre of historical fiction writing called Alternate or What-If History. Its purpose is to focus on one of history’s critical forks in the road, and by speculating on what might have happened had a different fork been taken (e.g., if Lee had won at Gettysburg or if Booth had missed) it can advance our understanding of what did happen.