Monday, June 17, 2013

Bible Roulette


While Christmas may leave many with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, fundamentalist evangelicals and Bible prophecy nuts see dragons and beasts, men of sin and rebuilt temples.

They see that tiny little sliver of land that has linked Africa to Europe and across which our pre-human ancestors strode, now called Israel, as the Promised Land for the Chosen People. All others, of course, are not so chosen or special. That's the problem with the concept of the chosen people. Everyone else has to be the unchosen. And that's the way it feels today when it comes to the Middle East and all her people.

These Bible literalists and prophecy geeks seek meaning for today from the Book of Daniel, with its statues of gold, silver, bronze and iron mixed with clay. They see rams and goats pushing their way across the Middle East and find meaning in the Kings of the North and of the South, though they can never quite figure out who's who and when.

They just adore Daniel 11, which they read like a newspaper with its four great beasts of the lion, the bear, the leopard and something more astonishing than the others, crashing its way across the planet. It has ten horns all with eyes and a little horn to boot. The meanings of it all are endless but they keep churches full.

These beasts are world empires prophesied, except these descriptions were written after they had come and gone, but don't bring that up to the read-the-Bible-as-a-newspaper crowd. Most Bible prophecy isn't prophecy at all, but that's for another time.

Later in the Gospels, we see that the end is really getting close now. Wars, rumors of wars, like that's something new, are everywhere. Every earthquake, flood, tsunami, tornado and cold front just screams at us, "you can sure tell that Jesus has to return any day now."

Weather can't just be weather. It has to be prophecy come alive. Of course, it is just weather, but that won't wash with those who play Bible Roulette with world news and natural disasters. It never dawns on them how God seems limited to expressing his wrath during the appropriate season or plate slippage in slippage-prone areas.
 
Enter the Book of Revelation. Written by who knows who under the influence of who knows what. Astro-theology at it's best. The Book of Revelation has been responsible for more insane Christian sects, cults and "send in your money because you won't need it when this all happens", lunacy, than any book in the Bible. Replete with scrolls and lambs, seals and trumpets, vials and plagues, it's a Fundamentalist preacher's dream come true and not a bad fear mongering tool for government leaders who just know that Voice in their head is coming right from the throne room of God Himself.

What is Bible Roulette? Bible Roulette is the misuse of the Bible by religious zealots to promote governmental insanity on the world scene so that perhaps out of all the chaos of, say an attack on Iran and the ensuing explosion in the Middle East, Jesus, who loves all the little children of the world, well except Palestinian, Iraqi or Iranian, evidently, will come back and bring Peace.

Our former President played Bible Roulette every time he listened to the likes of John Hagee and his beer belly prophecies about what surely are his accurate views of the Bible and what it means for the Middle East and Christians all over the world. John Hagee plays Bible Roulette for a living.

Most fundamentalists and Bible literalist pastors do. You can get an amazing amount of mileage out of the Book of Revelation and spin it into a career. So do all the ministerial advisors to the candidates. Scary people actually whose mouths needs be shut at times, it seems to me, lest we end up, not with the return of Jesus, but only a large sanitation problem on a major part of the planet and world chaos.

Bible Roulette is currently responsible for more bad decisions in high places than one might ever wish to contemplate. It's also quite possible that religious zealots who think they have influence in high places are being played the fool so that the narcissists and psychopaths in government can do what they want and prophet, or rather profit, from it all.

Hey, if it didn't bother our country enough when the President Bush said God told him to strike at Saddam or that God wanted him to be President, nothing is going to bother us. If your eyebrows have not been raised by now over Dick Cheney's abuse of power and psychopathic leanings, there is not much more to say. I guess I could say, you reap what you allow to grow.

Another problem we face as humans (human beings may still be a stretch at this time in history and under this administration), is the meme that the nation of Israel is the center of the world for how it's all going to go for the rest of us. Israel claims they are SOOOO special. Uzbekistan... not so special. But Israel.. you got to be kidding? Soooooooo special. It's not. They just know how to play the game of "how does a small people survive in a nasty environment." 

First of all, you get to have all the nuclear weapons you want (again provided by American taxpayers). Secondly, you make sure others in the Middle East don't have any to keep you humble. And thirdly, you make every effort to promote Evangelical Christian zeal for the chosen people so they are taken care of when push comes to shove or we have to vote on something that benefits them over everyone else.

God did not literally establish the nation of Israel. The American taxpayers bought it for them. I bet if we cut off the funding and let God pick up their support, Israel would feel as special, finally, as Uzbekistan.

Time and space would fail me to show how the story of the Israelites in the Old Testament might just be a wee bit exaggerated to give a hopeless people, no different than the people around them, an amazingly more interesting pedigree.

As I was told recently, "God won't tolerate anyone picking on the Nation of Israel. They are the Chosen People." Argh, argh and half an argh (you have to know the Book of Revelation to understand that…).

I guarantee you, if Israel, alone or with the aid of the Obama administration, attacks Iran in the next few months and leaves the mess to the next President, you will not think Israel is so special anymore. When the results of such a fool's game as that hits the fan, you may never want to look at your Bible again or hear one more yelling, ignorant preacher tell you how it all is and that prophecy is coming alive.

You can create your own outcomes when you have such a crazy blueprint in your head. It might not go as you planned however.

So here we sit. The summer of 2013 and it feels really dangerous on the planet as far as I can tell with Bible Roulettesters spinning the cylinder and hoping for a bang instead of a click. Of course, they are pointing the gun at others.

Here's how it's done.

You load your gun with one bullet from Daniel. Drop two bullets from Matthew 24 and three from the Book of Revelation into the cylinders. Now ALL the cylinders are full. Someone IS going to die. There is no chance it won't go off.

Get some fundamentalist preacher of note to spin it and then tell the God haunted members of the Congress and Executive Branch and the simple psychopathic narcissists, where to point it and why. Pull the trigger. Its that simple. There is no empty chamber. Lots of people are going to die. The world will never be the same and life as you know for you and your kids will change.

Bible Roulette...Coming to a planet near you, if someone doesn't speak up quickly.

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

One of the more amazing things in our modern world is the persistence of belief in utterly ridiculous things. Religion itself I can understand, since people really, really want to believe, and all successful religions are ever-evolving and vague and all-encompassing enough that most everyone can find some aspect of it to keep believing in. But actual details of religion, especially ones that are directly contradicted by common sense and multiple schools of modern knowledge, perplex me.

 Noah's Ark is a good example of this. I can see why people value it as a lesson, a warning, a proverb, whatever. But how can anyone keep believing it actually occurred, when it's so obviously impossible with even a cursory glance at reality? Just for a quick list: Where did the water come from to flood the entire earth? Where did the water go? How did fish survive with fresh and salt water mixing? How did animals from distant parts of the earth walk to the Middle East? How did they return to South America and Australia and every island in every ocean afterwards? How did the few thousand animals possibly on the ark multiply and evolve into the millions of species we see today in just a few thousand years? How did Noah carry all that food? Dispose of hundreds of tons of shit every day? How could a boat made entirely of wood be so much larger than any wooden ship could ever be without collapsing under its own weight?
 
That's just a handful of the factual details that make the Noah's Ark fable impossible, and yet people with modern university educations continue to try and prove that it could have actually happened. Unless you want to take the old fantasy world catch-all excuse of "a wizard did it" and just say, "God made it happen." the Noah's Ark argument is impossible. And yet people keep trying...
 
No one with any sense really believes that it rained for 40 days and nights. That there was enough water to cover the entire earth 6 miles deep, and then that water drained away (to where?) and the world was entirely repopulated in just a few years, by humans and animals entirely from one little boat that landed on a mountain in Turkey. Right? I just can't believe anyone believes that who has given it any logical thought.
 
If someone really wants to believe in the hand of god wiping away the sinners, that's their option. God, as popularly-described, is after all omniscient and omnipotent, so he could do anything, stop time, create the earth in a day with billions of years of fossils in it, etc. And through magic or miracles or whatever you want to call them, He (she? it?) could make it rain for 40 days/nights, flood the earth, kill everyone else, etc. Then afterwards God would have to teleport animals to every island and continent on earth, and also massively speed up breeding and evolution so that the few animals/humans in the ark could mutate to fill every ecological niche in just a few hundred years. He'd also have to do this so it didn't create a fossil record of mass extinctions, somehow keep all of the saltwater fish from dying due to all of the non-salty rain, make 30,000 feet of water evaporate away almost immediately, etc.
 
Which is logically absurd, but if you really want to believe in it, you can do so.
 
Which means that besides carrying the thousands of extra animals for the carnivores to eat, he had to have a bunch more extra to sacrifice once they landed and the water receded. Insert "end of the unicorns" joke here.
 
On the same topic, there's a listing of what the Dallas Zoo requires on a daily basis, to feed the animals. If you go by the literal definition of the ark's cargo there were millions of animals on it. Obviously that's because the people who invented the ark legend didn't know anything about the animal kingdom and the huge variety of creatures in it, so didn't realize how absurd the idea was. But reality aside, if you say there was just one representative pair of animals of each species, and that super fast reproduction and evolution/mutation enabled one type of beetle to turn into the hundreds of thousands of types we see today, you could say that there was a manageable number of animals on the ark. So less than the Dallas Zoo, but still thousands of creatures.
 
Here's what the Dallas zoo needs every single day.
 
  • A ton of hay
  • 35 pounds of fish
  • 50 pounds of meat
  • 100 stalks of celery
  • five pounds of red onions
  • 100 pounds of carrots
  • 25 pounds of spinach
  • 15 pounds of kale
  • 10 pounds of mixed vegetables
  • 150 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • 10 heads of cabbage
  • 48 heads of romaine
  • 30 ears of corn
  • four loaves of wheat bread
  • 24 eggs
  • a pound of yogurt
  • 40 pounds of bananas
  • eight pounds of blueberries
  • 170 oranges
  • 500 apples
  • 36 cantaloupes
  • four papayas
  • 250 rodents (the variety pack)
  • 6000 mealworms
  • 600 wax worms
  • 7500 crickets
 
Remember, it rained for 40 days/nights, and then they had to wait around for the water to drain away (again, where did it go?) for some more weeks. This list of food is what the Dallas Zoo needs every day. Multiply this by 50 or 60 days... Say that Noah only needed half a ton of hay a day. That's 30 tons of hay for the whole cruise. Exactly where did they keep this? How did they gather it all in advance of the rain? If you gathered 100 pounds of hay every day, it would take you 20 days per ton. So you'd have to do nothing but gather hay for 600 days to get 30 tons together.
 
The funny thing to me about Noah's Ark believers is that they not only want to believe in the whole happy little fairy tale, but that they keep trying to defend it scientifically!
 
So you've got grown men and women trying to work out scientific ways that Noah and his few assistants could build a wooden structure far too large to not collapse under its own weight, feed thousands or millions of animals every day, harvest and store the millions of tons of food that those animals require, remove the tons of waste when the vast majority of animals will be below deck and you can't just do it with gravity, explain how salt water and fresh water fish could all live in the same worldwide ocean, etc. A bright eight year old can bring up half a dozen things about the Ark myth that cannot be explained scientifically; and yet they keep trying.
 
They've even worked on problems like "how did Kangaroos get to Noah?" and tried to map out kangaroo migration paths from Australia to the middle east. I imagine the migration of three-toed sloths and other animals from South America would require even more imaginative science, given that they need to leave several hundred or thousand years early to make it all the way across the land bridge between Alaska and Siberia. I'd like to hear the explanation for how those tropical animals survived the arctic circle.
 
Watching adults trying to use science to support something so obviously mythical is cute, but a little disturbing. It's like a little kid who still believes in Santa Claus, but is old enough to have some rudimentary understanding of critical thinking and logic, so is therefore trying to work out a schedule by which Old Saint Nick could read every child's mind on earth, construct hundreds of millions of toys, pack them all into a sleigh that eight (or nine) flying reindeer can pull, move around the entire world in a single night, fit down and back up every chimney, eat all of those plates of cookies and glasses of milk, and even get into houses that don't have chimneys.
 
And yes, it's sort of cute when a little kid tries that, and you hate to burst their little bubble, but you know it's going to burst soon enough, no matter what white lies you tell them to perpetuate their adorable childish mental state. The only problem with this metaphor? The Noah's Ark'ers never outgrow it. People spend years and millions of dollars on this issue, while overlooking the thousands of physical impossibilities about the story. It really is the equivalent of an adult expedition to the North Pole to find Santa Clause.
 
Why don't the believers just drop all of the pathetic scientific explanations, and revert to magic? God did it. God teleported the animals in. God brought Noah the millions of tons of lumber he needed. God made a wooden structure that large hold together in defiance of the laws of physics and carpentry. God made the animals on board not need food, or else He made their food appear when needed and their poo and pee magical disappear. God made it rain for 40 days and nights. God made the salt water and fresh water fish able to co-exist in the same world-covering ocean. God made the water all drain away immediately and restored the millions of plant species that would otherwise have drowned and gone extinct during the flood.
 
Making the whole thing a divine miracle wouldn't be as satisfying, but at least then they could stop wasting scientific time on absurdities, and there'd be no more need for actual scientists and critical thinkers to spare this topic a moment of thought.
 
The pervasive nature of obviously false beliefs is one thing that always perplexes me. How can anyone continue to believe in something that's so obviously absurd? How can adults spend literally their whole lives trying to find ways to explain Noah's Ark, or Creationism, or other such things in scientific terms? Twisting around natural laws, ignoring things that don't work in their theories, etc? It seems like such a colossal waste of time.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Welcome to the jungle

I want to apologize to you. I should have warned you before you began reading my writings. What I am about to tell you will change your life. If you are still in denial, even after reading what I have written so far, I am going to ask you to stop reading right now. If you do, perhaps you will be able to ignore everything you read so far. Perhaps it will make it easier to attribute my writing to some kook on the internet. If you choose to stop reading now, the best I can hope is that you do think of me as some kook and go on with your life as it is today.

Get up at six in the morning, if you are lucky cuddle with your mate. Jump in the shower and turn on the tele. Perhaps listen to the financial news and the weather. Go to your job in your two year old car that you will still be making payments on for the next 4 years. Spend an hour in traffic and 8 hours in the office or store or factory. Battle the other commuters on the highway and get home to have a late supper. Tuck your children in bed. Kiss them on the forehead for me will you? Jump in the shower before falling asleep and doing it all again tomorrow. Friday night poker, Sunday morning church and Sunday afternoon football. And, more importantly ignore that nagging feeling in the back of your mind. You know the one. That feeling that something is wrong. Forget all about the crazy guy on the internet that said all those crazy things about money and currency, who needs it after all. You will be fine. Your kids will be fine. Please stop now.

I cannot force you to believe me. I do not want your faith. I have no use for your faith. I want your understanding. If you continue reading you will start a journey that has taken me from disbelief to anger, from anger to frustration, from frustration to despair, from despair to action. I know what you are about to experience because I walked the path before. I cannot walk it for you, you have to walk it alone. But, I can give you this bit of hope, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After you reach it, after you reach the new world beyond this sea of despair, I hope that you will be better off from having made the journey. I will be waiting for you on the other side, my friend.

What is the question that drives us? What is this feeling that we continue to deny even as it stares us in the face? Why are you still reading?

I have a secret. It is a terrible secret. It is a secret that is hidden in plain sight yet you can not see it. You refuse to see it. Because to see it is to be consumed by it. I can tell you the secret, but I can only show you the door. What is this secret?

You are part of a system. A system that surrounds you every waking moment. A banking system, currency system, distribution system . A social system. It is a system designed for one purpose and one purpose only.

What is the truth?

You are an indentured servant. A cog in a machine designed for one purpose only; to turn man into a machine for the purpose of production.

Production in the service of the ruling class.

Don’t believe me. Please don’t. But it is my duty as a fellow slave to at least let you look at the man behind the curtain and allow you to make up your mind.

When you are old enough to reason and think, around three or four, your parents began your training for your future slavery. Don’t blame them, they learned it from their parents who learned it from theirs. This system has been around since before the pyramids. They did not know any better. Sit up straight. Eat you cheerios. Watch some TV, Captain Planet is on, along with millions of products that you have to have. Barbie has a new pool. Sponge Bob square pants now comes with an electronic voice. Fast micro cars and pretty life like dolls. Go run and tell mommy you have to have one.

You are six, your Mom drags you out of bed at an artificial time decided by others and sends you off to school. You have to be “socialized” don’t you know. You have to become a “productive member of society”. You go to school and learn all about numbers and recycling and about sharing your toys with others. You learn to be a good little helper to the teacher. The State certified and employed teacher. And you learn about Mr. Policeman; your friend. He is there to keep you safe so make sure that you do anything that Mr. Policeman says!

You are twelve. You are learning all about other cultures and how Christopher Columbus sailed across the sea with brave adventurers and how the founding fathers made us free from the tyranny of England.

You are fifteen, you are bored with the tedious repetition in school. You feel your brain drying up as you listen to the State employed teacher read from a State approved book about all the wonderful things that the Government has done for you. They saved you from the Great Depression and from German Socialists and Italian Fascists. You know that there must be more to this story but, you already know how to pass the test. Just answer what they want you to answer. It is not your parent’s fault that you are in this school. The State makes it against the law if you do not attend and after property taxes, income taxes and sale taxes is not like your parents could afford private school.

You graduate from High School. After 12 years in school you have no marketable skills. The fast food restaurant that you work in even has pictures of the food items so you don’t have to read. You have no idea what a budget is and you can’t even balance a checkbook. Your friends are all going to college so that is the next step right?

You take out a student loan for tens of thousands of dollars a year so you can get a job. Your parents co-sign the loan from the bank. Don’t worry, you don’t have to start paying it until after you graduate.

So, off you go in the great college adventure. Your parents went to college and so must you. You have no idea what you are going to do after college but hell, there is a party at the frat house and your room mate is not too bad.

You are 24. You graduate from college with a liberal arts degree. Your girlfriend wants to get married and your Mom wants grandkids. So you go look for a job. Reality starts setting in. You have forty thousand dollars in student loans and the only job you can find pays 12 dollars an hour. But you will make it. You are in love and ready to face the world.

You are 30. You have been married for a couple of years. You have saved a bit of money for a down payment on a starter home. The Real Estate agent is nice and helps you with all the paperwork. You buy your first home. You are now $100K more in debt. You still owe $40K from your original student loan (interest is a bitch). You need a new car for the wife to get the kids to junior jamboree and the play dates. Another $20K loan. But don’t worry, you will have it paid off in 7 years.

You are forty. You are a middle manager with a 401K plan, a second mortgage and new cars for you and your wife. You finally paid off that student loan so you can live a little. The house is getting a bit small for the family, the kids are teenagers now and need more space. But you will be ok.

You are fifty. Kids moved out and you have the house back. The little one is in college and you cosign his student loan. The older one gets married and wants a dream wedding. You take a home equity loan on the house to pay for it. You start looking forward to retirement.

You are sixty, the kids are coming over with the grand kids. Little Tina needs new braces so you offer to help. Three thousand dollars more on your credit card. No biggie, you got a great teaser rate. You start getting sick and you cardiologist recommends some testing. Your health plan covers most of it but you get a bill for $2500 dollars. You realize that people at work are starting to wonder when you are going to retire and make room for them. You would love to move to Florida or Arizona and play some golf, but you realize that you can’t afford it yet.

You are seventy. You have been forcefully retired from your company, cut backs you know. But its ok, if you plan it right between social security and you retirement, you can just make the bills. You don’t see the grandkids as much as you would like and, since your wife passed away, don’t really have anyone to talk to. Your friends are dying on you one by one. Too many funerals.

You sit and watch the tv and wonder. What the hell happened!

The system happened. A system designed to first train you and then keep you on the plantation.

An educational system designed to make you a compliant subject.

A banking system designed to keep you so far in debt that you have no choice to continue producing.

A tax system designed to rob you of more of your money the more you make just so you cannot make it out.

A propaganda system that tells you that currency is money and inflation is normal.

A government that tells you that your voice counts and that if you just elect the right politician everything will get better.

A penal system that molds every decision you make.

A social system that has you blind to the truth.

The truth that the State is nothing more than a ruling class that robs the products of your hands and mind in exchange for bits of paper that promise you more consumption, more debt and more despair.

Those bits of paper that you worked so hard for are there for one purpose. To keep you in debt and producing. Those pieces of paper that are worth less and less every year forcing you to work and produce more and more. Those pieces of paper that represent your life and are a claim on the life of your fellow cattle. Those pieces of paper that are your chains.

You are a slave. Your kids are slaves. Your grandchildren are slaves.

Welcome to the jungle, slave.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

God's Jealousy

How do you define perfection? To me, things like jealousy and anger are typically signs of imperfection usually rooted in insecurity. People say God is perfect, but after being credited with over 2.6 Million deaths in the Old Testament and being an admitted jealous God.....just sayin'

Jealousy. Do not forget it, keep it in mind. It is the key. With it you will come to partly understand God as we go along; without it nobody can understand him. As I have said, he has openly held up this treasonous key himself, for all to see. He says, naïvely, outspokenly, and without suggestion of embarrassment: "I the Lord thy God am a jealous God."
 
You see, it is only another way of saying, "I the Lord thy God am a small God; a small God, and fretful about small things."

Jealousy is the key; all through his history it is present and prominent. It is the blood and bone of his disposition, it is the basis of his character. How small a thing can wreck his composure and disorder his judgement if it touches the raw of his jealousy! And nothing warms up this trait so quickly and so surely and so exaggeratedly as a suspicion that some competition with the god-Trust is impending.

The fear that if Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge they would "be as gods" so fired his jealousy that his reason was affected, and he could not treat those poor creatures either fairly or charitably, or even refrain from dealing cruelly and criminally with their blameless posterity.

To this day his reason has never recovered from that shock; a wild nightmare of vengefulness has possessed him ever since, and he has almost bankrupted his native ingenuities in inventing pains and miseries and humiliations and heartbreaks wherewith to embitter the brief lives of Adam's descendants. Think of the diseases he has contrived for them! They are multitudinous; no book can name them all. And each one is a trap, set for an innocent victim.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The power of prayer

Do you believe in prayer? If so, then you are delusional and an idiot.

Your bible has plenty of examples on the power of prayer, and yet in 2011 there is not one verifiable example of any prayer being answered. Oh yes, there are plenty of anecdotal stories but no proof. Rick Perry prayed for rain in Texas and that didn’t work. Texas ended up with the worse drought in HISTORY.   Hilarious.

You really think I don’t have hope? Here’s what I hope for …. all disease to be eradicated, more schools built so that every child can have an education, more hospitals built and every person on this planet provided health care, I hope that men will stop believing in their mythical books and then they might stop beating women, I hope all women are given access to reproduction education, birth control and abortions, I hope all wars will stop and I hope all people will learn to be accountable for themselves instead of praying for answers.

I hope every person has all the food and shelter they need. Tell me one of the major religions that isn’t oppressive to women? I’d like that to stop! When you and I die, we both end up exactly the same … star dust. If there is something else out there, I don’t need to worry about it now because whatever it is, it’s not as it was written in the bible which if you’ve read it, you know it is more about control than love.

You do realize, that your bible was written by uneducated bronze age tribesmen who were likely doing a few Hallucinogenic drugs and they had no access to science or technology? Would you take advice from those people sitting around a campfire, drinking their wine/beer and smoking marijuana today? I don’t think so.

In AD and BC surgeries were performed by exactly the same sorts of people who wrote the bible and those didn’t work out too well. Would you want any surgery performed the same as it was done 2000 years ago? Why is it that everything has advanced except religion? There’s no proof of Adam and Eve, no proof of Moses, no historical proof of Jesus, no proof of Noah’s Ark. Every culture developed their own ideas of gods and most grew to give them up, but not you. Why not? Why do you need a crutch when that crutch has been rotting at a very quick pace for the past two centuries?

You also need to keep in mind the size of the universe. There are some 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (give or take a few zero) … 300 sextillion stars. No, that doesn’t include planets or moons. So where is your heaven in all of this? Hubble hasn’t found it, but it has sent us back a few images of what the universe looks like. No angels and no gods in spite of what you think in your delusional pea brain.

This is a world where great benefit could be gained if all religionists would give up their delusions. There’s a lot that needs to be accomplished. A lot of lives would be saved, if the $400,000,000 dollars donated to churches in the US last year was instead used to benefit science or technology. There would be little impact on society today if religion were to totally disappear. On the other hand, we can’t live as we live today, if science and/or technology were to disappear. Science doesn’t have all the answers but it does have answers. When you look to the bible it’s nothing more than wishful thinking full of lots of contradictions and horrific acts.

Nothing happens for any reason. There are things beyond your control and things that aren’t. More proof of your delusion when you think some god is trying to send you a message that there’s a reason. Now get up and work in your garden, enjoy your grandchildren, play some music, go for a walk. Know that nature is beautiful and enjoy this one life you have to live as best you can.

May the sky fairy bless you.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

God and his silly rules

Every now and then there is a passage in the Bible that makes you just wonder. One that does it for me is this one:

Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee. ~ Leviticus 19:19


That’s GOD talking, and he is damn serious!!! The God who theists believe created the universe and everything in it; who has existed forever; who is all knowing, all powerful. And here he is giving his chosen people fashion tips, and admonishing them not to create hybrid cattle or plants.

While inexplicably idiotic to you and I, Christian apologists are, by their infirmity, condemned to defend it. Their explanations in short are as follows: a pure breed of plant or animal is better than a mixed breed, and God knows this. On the fabric issue here’s the quote: “God established these laws to ensure that low quality fabrics are not produced.”


That’s right dear reader; God knowingly gives the Jews bad advice on cattle husbandry and agriculture. Maybe he didn’t know that cross breeding could increase milk and meat production, improve plant resistance to draught and pests, as well as increase the heartiness / adaptability of the species by incorporating the best qualities of other breeds. And what erroneous info led God to believe that fabric blends just don’t stand up to his rigid standards of performance?


Look, these weren’t off handed suggestions… He meant business! Breaking ANY of God’s laws were punishable by some pretty stiff penalties, up to and including being stoned to death [“Hey Aaron, that had better NOT be wool fringe I see on your cotton robe!] .

So, one might wonder if these instructions were so important to God why is it that Christians wear wool blend clothes, and their farmers cross breed cattle, create hybrid plants? Answer- the usual feeble reply: “Oh…we don’t have to follow the old laws since Jeebus died for us.” And yet, they can’t begin to explain:

1. Why did God give bad animal husbandry / agricultural dictates to begin with?

2. Why would Jesus’ death make the cross breeding of cattle and plants suddenly ok and in the best interest of his creations; and why would it render blending wool and plant fibers in a garment acceptable? A dead Jew suddenly made those fabrics last longer???

3. Finally, how come God has a bug up his ass for THESE idiotic laws, but neglected laws about pedophilia, slavery, and demanding women be treated equal with men?


Christians should wonder about those things but they won’t. They won’t because it could lead to thinking which makes their heads hurt and could weaken their faith. Meanwhile, the rest of us will wonder how Christians can be so utterly simple minded, and their God such a numbskull.




Atheist Camel wrote this and he has a great blog.   Please visit.

http://atheistcamel.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One life so make it count

This life on earth is the only one we get and decisions made here, determines our happiness - and it is in THIS, that the puppet-masters have a vested interest. Time is our most precious asset; it is always and deliberately in short supply and usually expended on the wrong things. Why waste it allowing our potential, our personality, our values to be shaped, crafted, and limited according to the priorities and cares of this phony world? There are many truly important decisions that are crucial to our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, decisions that require information and research. But if it's an issue where money is involved, objective data won't be so easy to obtain. Remember, if everybody knows something, that image has probably been bought and paid for - because mammon rules. Real knowledge, discernment and understanding require a huge effort; it involves careful, systematic excavation down at least one level below what everybody else “knows,” and will most certainly cost you something.

The power to fit in with one's social peers is irresistible. To a human lemming, the commonsense logic behind an opinion doesn't count as much as the power, popularity and acceptance that comes with that opinion. Lemming hood is a survival trait, an inborn instinct in the vast majority of people and takes an enormous amount of courage to break free of it. Thankfully, there are those few who do possess both the courage and intellectual capacity to escape the shackles of lemming-hood and accept the truth when it is presented in a clear and logical manner.

The people of the 21st century are the most conditioned, programmed lemmings the world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded; our very awareness of the evolving design seems like it is being subtly and inexorably erased. The doors of our perceptions are carefully and precisely regulated. It is an exhausting and endless task to keep explaining to people how most issues of conventional wisdom are scientifically implanted in the public consciousness bit by bit - by a thousand media clips per day. Once the basic principles are clearly seen about how our current establishment system arose historically, the reader might be more apt to question any given popular “politically correct” opinion.

Each of our so-called “realities” is an abstraction of indoctrinated axioms and perceived truths that are constrained by our sensory perceptions. From the moment of birth, we each embark on a personal journey to construct our own unique abstracted reality, or as I like to call it, “reality matrix.” In this matrix, each node consists of one or more of these perceived truths. During childhood, the foundational nodes of our reality matrix are laid, and shape the perception we will have as adults. For example, if you are born in England, you will learn to speak English with all its many and intricate cultural implications that will inevitably affect your life. If you are born in France you will learn French and so on.

Additionally, we fine-tune our matrix with our own unique beliefs through our personal life’s experiences, good and bad. The matrix that is given to us along with the smaller part of the matrix that we create for ourselves soon becomes the "filter" or “guardian” of our minds. New knowledge is always passed through this filter to see if it fits our subjective preconceptions. This is how we decide what we will, or will not accept as truth. This filter ultimately becomes so powerful, that it is capable of completely blocking out data that it deems worthless, unreal or unsubstantial and becomes even stricter with what it allows, the older we become.

The matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on the television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. IT IS THE WORLD THAT HAS BEEN PULLED OVER YOUR EYES TO BLIND YOU FROM THE TRUTH”. Morpheus – from the movie “The Matrix.”

Ideally we should judge each new idea on its merits, from a position of emotional neutrality and solely upon the evidence and related information that we can find to support it. If we do manage to find sufficient and convincing proof, then it can be reasonably regarded as true and thus incorporated into our reality, but this is far easier said than done. Reality matrices vary greatly from person to person and may contain many conflicting beliefs. From within a person’s reality matrix arise thoughts, expectations, intentions and emotions, which lead to the choices that are made in daily life. Many of us live so close to the beliefs of our reality matrix that we don't recognize them as merely subjective beliefs. These entrenched ideas become absolute “truths” that must be held and defended at all costs.

Our individual reality matrices are thereby kept in check and then reinforced by the collective matrix of the establishment-system, or what is colloquially termed as “political correctness.” This so-called “political correctness” is the expectation by the elite masters, for people to agree only with that information which the elite, through the controlled media everywhere, have conditioned the minds of the population to accept as being the truth. Much of this “truth” is nevertheless false, where critical facts upon which a true judgment depends are deliberately omitted or falsified, especially on critical issues which are generally upheld as being “public opinion” and thus to be accepted and believed.

Predictably, the very same people who place Presidents, Prime Ministers, Senators, and other representatives in positions of political power through the use of their multi-billion dollar fortunes are the same moneyed interests that have deliberately destroyed education. This cabal has long strived for a working class that was to be taught to do a particular job and not to think about social or political issues. They have now created an educational structure cleverly focusing on training instead of cognitive learning. This ruler-imposed system, enhanced by anti-intellectual activities such as meaningless minority-group studies and the merits and joys of multiculturalism, creates programmed lemmings that understand almost nothing of what occurs beyond the propaganda and mythology of the political-financial elite.

Because state and corporate power depend on a similar set of unchallenged, unquestionable distortions and delusions, incoherence remains vital for their survival. After all, to present a coherent explanation as to why the Third World is starving, why the environment is falling apart, why there was a Cold War, why Panama was invaded, why there was a Gulf war, why forty per cent of British children live below the poverty line, and so on, would immediately involve revealing the truth that society is built on a set of necessary illusions. Consequently, the news we see and read, like education at school, must consist of a stream of disconnected, disembodied facts, with no context, no coherent explanation of meaning or significance, no background and no logical framework by means of which they could be understood. Because the only logical framework that fits-that the Western world is motivated by corporate profit at very nearly any human and environmental cost-is disallowed, a confused hotchpotch of ill-fitting, irrational frameworks must be invented and bolted together. Any number of surveys have revealed the extent to which the majority of people have no coherent grasp of what is happening in the world. ” “Burning All Illusions” by David Edwards

The simple fact is, the education SYSTEM of today does ANYTHING-BUT to allow us to think freely. When you sit for an exam, the answers you provide are graded on how well they match with the indoctrination you have received during the year. Education is never about education in a real sense that produces character, wisdom and understanding because this would produce an objective mind-set, a dangerous thing indeed to those pulling the strings. It is all about rewarding those that CONFORM to establishment concepts, where it was understood long ago, that if you can control what people are taught and how their individual “reality filter” functions, then you can control the nature of society as a whole and inevitably steer it in the direction that you want.

We are actively discouraged from thinking constructively and questioningly, and once an individual has accepted the numb acquiescence so encouraged, an insidiously vicious circle has been successfully promoted. Another rather convenient result of such a situation is that people, who don’t think constructively, don’t even realize it.” Michael Timothy, The Anti-Intellectual Ethic

As unbelievable as it may seem, it's quite possible to be a Ph.D., Doctor, Lawyer, Businessman, Journalist, an Accountant, or Factory Hand and at the same time be an uneducated person in the true sense. The difference between real education and vocational training has been cleverly blurred in our time, so that we now have people successfully practicing their vocations, while at the same time being totally ignorant of the larger and more important issues of the world in which they live.

An observation on curriculum from Alvin Toffler’s: "The Covert Curriculum.” "Built on the factory model, mass education taught basic reading, writing, and arithmetic, a bit of history and other subjects. This was the "overt curriculum." But beneath it lay an invisible or "covert curriculum" that was far more basic. It consisted -- and still does in most industrial nations -- of three courses: one in punctuality, one in obedience, and one in rote, repetitive work. Factory labour demanded workers who showed up on time, especially assembly-line hands. It demanded workers who would take orders from a management hierarchy without questioning. And it demanded men and women prepared to slave away at machines or in offices, performing brutally repetitious operations.”

On educated people one discerning writer put it this way: “The reason that educated people are more susceptible to propaganda than uneducated people is that educated people tend to overestimate their own understanding. Simple ignorant people know their own limitations; educated people forget theirs. They mistake literacy for expertise. Knowing a smattering of many things, they confuse a dim awareness with sophistication. Flatter their intelligence a little, and they’ll swallow anything - especially if they think it’s the latest thing. The twentieth century was notable for many horrors, not least of which were the fads of the intellectuals - Marxism, Freudian psychology, existentialism, sexual freedom, “abstract” art, and so forth. Common sense and tradition fell into disrepute. The old idea of self-evident truths gave way to the glamour of the “counterintuitive.” Anyone who could take a philosophy course could become a deep thinker, refusing to be taken in by the obvious. The obvious somehow became vulgar.” Joseph Sobran - The Decline of the Obvious.

Truth is hidden from all those, for whatever reason, close their eyes to truth. The main reason that people are deceived is that they will not receive "the love of the truth". We must become lovers of Truth no matter how much it hurts. It is the truth that will set us free only if we will learn how to recognize and receive the WHOLE truth and not just those things that we are comfortable with. To firstly KNOW and to then tell THE Truth is a responsibility not only to yourself but also to others. It is an honor, a duty, and your legacy for generations to come.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Anti-Semitism

What happened over the years and now even more so since 2005-6, is instead of the zionist and Israelis considering the growing resentment of them in the US public and backing off, they doubled down, got more aggressive and more vicious toward their critics and assorted enemies. They intensified their efforts to censor, they became even more loud and bullying and demanding. They upped the demonizing of everyone and sent out their minion army of hasbaras to scream anti-semite at everyone.

They started bragging even more in public about their power and control of US government and elections and people saw that reflected in our politician’s statements of fidelity to Israel and that really cinched for the public that, yes indeed, the Jews (the public doesn’t all discriminate between Jews and zionist) were controlling our government in a lot of areas.

So you know for a normal person after a while, enough of this is enough. Its like being married to some ungrateful insane woman who tries to scratch your eyes out every day because you bought her a Mercedes instead of a Rolls Royce.

And we in the US are more than aware of this insanity in the current crop of New Aposotolic Reformationist presidential hopefuls like Perry, Bachmann, and Palin touting the ‘I love Israel more than the US’ line. You better believe people are getting mad, and, you know what? These are NOT anti-semitic people—they don’t give a shit about Jews any more than they care about the Chinese guy who runs the Pick Up Stix restaurant, they want freaking JOBS—but their utterances are going to sound wildly anti-semitic to most people.

Americans are....

America is a nation desperate to believe they remain a just and moral people even as they carry out unjust and immoral wars upon other nations all over the globe. Those (far too many) Americans who lack the courage to stand up to a government gone wrong are grasping at any symbol that allows them to pretend they remain decent human beings.

They won't oppose the violence in Iraq, so they scream about violence on TV. They cannot face up to the reality of torture of innocent victims so they complain about "decency" in movies. They bash gays. They demand religious mythology replace science in the schools.

They scream for the Ten Commandments to be displayed in the offices of government while blind to that government's violation of those same commandments. And, of course, they that they really do care about every single human life, despite having sat in silence while hundreds of thousands of people were killed and the survivors showered with radioactive waste in wars started with lies and deceptions.

If hypocrisy were an Olympic event, Americans would take home the gold, silver, AND bronze.

Housing crisis simplified

It’s wrong to create a mortgage-backed security filled with loans you know are going to fail so that you can sell it to a client who isn’t aware that you sabotaged it by intentionally picking the misleadingly rated loans most likely to be defaulted upon. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who is the danger to world peace? Iran???

Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

In the same period of time, Israel, a self-declared Jewish state, attacked Iraq in 1981, bombing the power station at Osirik, claiming it was a clandestine weapons factory. Subsequent examination of the ruins following the 2003 invasion proved Israel had lied. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon.

This led to the Massacres at Sabra and Shatilla. In February 2003 Israel stages incursions into Gaza and Nablus. In September 2007 Israel bombs Syria, again insisting they are destroying a clandestine weapons laboratory. Again there is no evidence to support Israel's claims.

In 2006, Israel attacks Lebanon, killing 1200, mostly civilians, several UN observers, and littering the landscape with land mines on their way out.In February 2008 Israel again raids Gaza, killing over 100. HAMAS agrees to a cease fire and keeps it for 6 months until November 4, when Israel again attacks, killing 6 HAMAS members, launching operation CAST LEAD.

1300 Gazans, mostly civilians, are killed. Israel loses 13 soldiers. Violations of international law include the use of White Phosphorus incendiary bombs against civilians and non-military targets. The United Nations investigates, but Israel refuses to cooperate.

In May 2010, Israel attacks an international aid flotilla bring food and medical supplies to Gaza in international waters. 9 people are murdered including an American from New York. Add to it the numerous assassinations such as last year's embarrassment in Dubai, and you get the picture, even without the overtly racist and apartheid statements coming from Israel's rabbis.

In the same period of time, the United States, officially a secular nation but predominantly Christian, attacked El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d'Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009), Haiti (2010), etc. etc. etc. etc.

So, who is the danger to world peace?  Iran??  I think not

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Field Negro of the day

To those who have heard the Malcolm X speech about the difference between a field negro and a house negro.....

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Broncos-8217-Bruton-spending-the-lockout-as-a-?urn=nfl-wp2141


That is real Field Negro behavior.  Keep it up...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Predicting the future

If some lowly bloggers tell you that some such shit might go down, because we read exhaustively and painstakingly using ALL PUBLIC SOURCES THAT YOU CAN CHECK YOURSELF and using our very own BRAINS to add two and two together, that should be studiously ignored or even frowned upon as rather suspicious behavior. But if people who make big bucks at paneled THINK TANKS and have access to CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS and INSIDERS predict something before it happens, you should consider that TOP TALENT. And may the whiff of corruption never disturb thy nostril.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guy Who Made Up WMD Story For Iraq Invasion Admits He LIED

How many people have been blown up and shot and otherwise violently killed in the American invasion and eight-year U.S. occupation of Iraq, so far? We know the exact numbers of U.S. military dead and injured (4,436 dead and 32,009 wounded) and have a vague idea of “reported Iraqi deaths” (between 100,000 and 109,000), and then there were who knows how many dead from the illness and malnutrition that comes from having an entire country’s infrastructure destroyed — water lines, health clinics, vaccines and common medicines, grocery stores, produce markets, dairies, etc.

A lot of military contractors died, too. But they were in it for the Big Money, so nobody really counts them. Also, America’s “reputation and standing” were destroyed, forever, and just like the British after the Suez Canal debacle, the world will never pay attention to the U.S. government again. We are done, finished, an international joke, 309 million slobs trying to shoplift flatscreens with our Personal Mobility Scooters before the batteries run out.

So, the Iraq Invasion/Occupation was good for something, right? Also, the Iraqi defector who gave the United States all that “intelligence” about Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and all that? He just made it all up, because he wanted America to topple Saddam. It worked! Tell whatever lies you want for whatever ends you desire. That is the lesson.

This doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of play in the U.S. press today, does it? The Guardian reports:

The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed Curveball by German and American intelligence officials who dealt with his claims, has told the Guardian that he fabricated tales of mobile bioweapons trucks and clandestine factories in an attempt to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime, from which he had fled in 1995.

“Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right,” he said. “They gave me this chance. I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy.”

Haha, sure, you did great! Be proud. You easily tricked the former “superpower of the world” into a disastrous, eight-year nation-bankrupting nightmare fuckaround that resulted in the awful, violent, pointless death of at least a hundred thousand people. And you took down two countries in the process. Bravo, etc.

Remember that video from the White House Correspondents Dinner, of George W. Bush Junior comically looking around the White House for the make-believe WMDs he invaded Iraq to find, as a joke? We should watch that video, so everybody can laugh again.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What is the United States infecting the world with today?

Now it seems the American people won’t even risk their credit ratings, student loans, the next piece of ass, or a sideways glance from people who look at them like AIDS patients for daring to deviate from the corporate, media-instilled norm. We have come a long way backward. Rodney King’s “Can’t we all just get along” has become the modern day theme song for the surrender of America’s character, and the L.A. Rebellion of 1992 was probably the last flame of will to fight injustice in American history.

This new quiescence comes at a time when US crimes are far worse and more far-reaching than they were in 1970; certainly in the eyes of the world. In 2001 the US government both facilitated and executed the attacks of 9/11 against its own people, killing thousands of its citizens as an excuse to launch a neo-imperial conquest for energy. A few Americans held small rallies, organized some ineffective groups, bought a few hundred thousand books and DVDs, listened to a few radio programs and lectures, and then quietly lined up to have their bags, emails, credit histories, minds and bodies searched. Critical mass was never achieved as Executive Orders along with the Patriot and Homeland Security Acts shredded the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments to our Bill of Rights.

After the 9-11 attacks the US government lied to create a war for profit in Iraq telling us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, almost-ready atom bombs, poison gas and deadly germs. We were told that he helped execute the 9/11 attacks. It was all lies, and no one has held the US accountable for the hundreds of thousands of deaths (murders) in Iraq and Afghanistan since then. Few have tried to hold the government accountable for 4,700+ Americans who have died needlessly, and those who have, have been remarkably ineffective.

US presidential elections were stolen in 2000 and 2004 through rigged electronic voting software and intimidation. Not one drop of blood was spilled anywhere, even as the US Supreme Court rendered an illegal decision supporting the overthrow of the Constitution and trampling the rights of individual states.

I never thought I would call the 70s and 80s “the good old days”. I would cry tears of joy today to see just one campus overrun by a modern equivalent of the Students for a Democratic Society. I would cheer to see a general strike paralyze a city. It would be living proof that American character had not been submerged, drugged, weakened, and rendered anemic beyond revival.

My country is dead. Its people have surrendered to tyranny, and in so doing, they have become tyranny’s primary support group; its base constituency; its chief defender. Every day they offer their endorsement of tyranny by banking in its banks and spending their borrowed money with the corporations that run it. The great Neocon strategy of George H.W. Bush has triumphed.

Convince the American people that they can’t live without the “good things”, then sit back and watch as they endorse the progressively more outrageous crimes you commit as you throw them bones with ever-less meat on them. All the while, lock them into debt. Destroy the middle class, the only political base that need be feared. Make them accept, because of their own shared guilt, ever-more repressive police state measures.

Do whatever you want.

No amount of mind control spin can absolve any of us from acknowledging this ugly truth about the US and its crimes today. It lurks invisibly behind every corporate news broadcast, every commercially-made television show, every infomercial, every new magazine ad, and almost every new popular song that leads Americans deeper into ever-less-satisfying consumption, self-indulgence and debt. It stands grinning behind every report on the world’s rapacious financial markets and every new automobile, shampoo, or other product that promises to give the world larger and more potent sexual organs, bigger (more ridiculous) breasts, a better love life, and peace of mind.

My life has always been full of ironies. I believed that the United States could be changed from the inside. I do not believe that today. I believe it will take a herculean effort on the part of someone to fix this infestation of insane psychopaths on this planet. We need someone along the lines of Huey Long. No matter when it starts, it is going to be ugly. It will be a global conflict like no other with ½ of the earth’s population wiped out. These people will not give up their power and wealth easily, so prepare for the worst. In the end, WE THE PEOPLE will prevail because we are fighting for our lives while the Elite fight for their possessions. We must fight because we have nothing left to lose and it is better to fight and die than to live as slaves.

In my earlier life I had chosen not to die a martyr’s death, although I would change that decision today. As I am learning every day, there are more difficult and demanding ways to write the final chapters of one’s life. I would rather die a martyr’s death doing something good for humanity than to die when I am 85 only to look back and say “I could have done more to fix the problem, but I was too selfish”.

Like all humans I want to hold on to dreams for as long as possible, even long after I know they will never come true. I have tried and sacrificed with every fiber of my being to change my country, but the plain fact is that the United States of America cannot and will never be changed from within.

Today the United States is the cause of ever-expanding wars (covert and overt), carnage, suffering, and political and economic exploitation –- even within its own borders against its own people –- that fill our corporate-issued headlines and TV shows. The US economy, the privately-owned Federal Reserve system, and the government which they operate like a franchise are the greatest enemies of the entire human race and especially the rapidly- deteriorating and fragile ecosystem which supports all life. U.S. citizens are slowly discovering that they are not immune because of their nationality. On our planet today, what happens to one must inevitably happen to all people.

The US economy, driven by a fiat currency, fractional reserve banking, debt-based financing –- and “doped” with the billions of dollars of drug profits laundered through its corporations and banks –- is a superheated pyramid scheme of infinite growth wherein 5% of the world’s population consumes 25% of the world’s energy and a totally disproportionate share of the world’s diminishing resources and commodities.

If Americans are using 25% of the worlds energy and resources, SOMEBODY is going without in order for us to keep this up. Someone is getting shorted and I dare say it’s not really a fair shake.

In their silence and acquiescence Americans have voted – even if by abstention – to stand on the shoulders of all drowning peoples in the vain hope that they will somehow be saved from a paradigm which they support and empower by obeying it; by endorsing it with their silence or knowingly impotent protests; by refusing to throw themselves against the gears of the machine. In this world, a protest which is allowed by permit and encouraged, corralled into free-speech areas, and then policed by the ruling government only to be ignored by the media is, by definition, meaningless. Americans are free to vote, but rank near the bottom in voter turnout by world comparisons.

The US is a nation where the “non-negotiable” and unsustainable “American” way of life is propped up by global conflict, out-of-control military spending, massive and unsustainable debt, and an increasingly-aggressive fascist police state. It is a nation where all US citizens who do not resist and disconnect from this paradigm enjoy their ever-diminishing privileges with the guilty knowledge that somewhere else, hopefully in some “other” country, others are paying the price for it.

The world is now my country.

With the passage of time, the degree of corporate oppression, the outrageousness of the cruelty, and the absurdity of the lies can only increase as dwindling resources diminish and desperation erupts. Ironically, the disappearing American middle class will still cheer at each new millionaire success story, even if they quietly understand that a hundred or a thousand of their kind had to disappear to create it. They chase illusions of hope rather than the real possibility of justice and change like lottery players with a one-in-a-billion chance of winning. They prefer that to hard work and sacrifice with much better odds where almost everybody can win something.

As the human race enters the first stages of inevitable collapse resulting from cheap oil and never ending wars, it does so ass-backwards, in complete denial, and in the one way most certain to guarantee the greatest amount of suffering and death for future generations. It does so because, for a time at least, U.S. foreign, military, and economic policy holds the steering wheel of human destiny through dollar hegemony, military force, technology and globalization.

This control is inevitably weakening, and other hands in other countries are successfully struggling for an ever-increasing measure of influence. The Empire is dying from within, and like all wounded beasts, it is becoming more vicious and dangerous in the process; its lies more transparent.

A different world is possible. A better world is possible. It took the imminent threat of my own life to make me fully admit to my innermost self what I have known for years. I had to stop living in the problem and start living in the solution. If I did not, my soul would have died just as surely as my body would have died.

I do not know where I will spend the rest of my days. Maybe in Venezuela, in Bolivia, maybe in France, Germany, or even Russia. But because Venezuela has become the singular world leader in resisting US domination under the courageous, intelligent, and inspired leadership of Hugo Chavez, I want to begin the rest of my days there.

I lived in Venezuela about 14 years ago and still have friends there and contacts that I know quite well. I also have a lot of good memories of Colombia and lots of good friends there, as well as a great friend that still lives in Iran. I am not concerned about making a living, I will be just fine. People like me always find a way.

Being freer to speak, to learn, to experience and to witness real solutions being discovered and implemented by people willing to take risks and who understand the challenges, I will be better able to live my life the way I always envisioned it: Free, not having to answer to anyone, raising our son and watching him grow up and teaching him good things and to be a better person.

One thing is certain about fascism and that is its behavior and evolution are remarkably predictable. Fascism always becomes more vicious as it evolves. It never retreats, and as with drug addition, larger and larger doses of oppression and violence are always required to sustain its inevitable path towards self-destruction.

As the great Cynthia McKinney said not long before her just-orchestrated ouster from the House of Representatives, “any fool can see it coming.”

Those who know history are not destined to repeat it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Crickets & Bin Laden......

I was in the yard yesterday looking at my pecan trees and picking up limbs that had fallen to the ground.  It was quiet until the crickets started getting loud, so I went to the shed and turned on the radio to listen to NPR. 

The crickets win. NPR - what the fuck is this drivel? Why is everyone on NPR speaking with an English accent? I thought we threw those motherfuckers out of my country back in the 1700's. Apparently they're back.

Although obvious to me - the fakery that is the media in the US is blatantly and unashamedly "New World Order" appoved. It is nothing more than a bunch of clap-trap know-it-alls who know nothing blabbing about high-brow shit I don't care about. You know - like what the price of Earl Grey tea is in South Africa. And why "nation-building" has not shown a profit - but a horrible horrible loss to the citizens of America.

Errr....that's because it costs money to bomb and destroy a country and more money to build it back up again.  You can see why the profit margin is so small in such an endeavor.

The fantasy is that they care about us. They really do. But nobody knows who "they" are since they are never here when you need help. They are writing laws to take away our right to bear arms - the only real connection with liberty any free population will ever have. We won't get into whether or not you pussy Americans have the guts to exercise that right. I doubt you will - Bristol Palin is on Dancing With the Stars tonight.....

Excuse me for my impatience - but I'm not in the mood for Americans these days. Not the Americans of the present. You know, the one's who don't know the difference between a Republic and a Democracy:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America...and to the DEMOCRACY...for which it stands..."

Are you getting the picture or are you one of the few, the proud, the thinkers who know that it is:

"...to the REPUBLIC... for which it stands."

My fellow Americans - we are being robbed badly. By international bankers via the Federal Reserve - enforced via the IRS.

We are financing a military that is draining our Treasury - that means everything you, me, you father, grandfather, grandmother, mother and son and grandkids and everyone you have every known or could have know has ever worked for.

You will give up everything you own.

For.......security.....so a dead man.....bin Laden.....won't hurt you.

Yeah - Americans are really a pathetic lot. Kinda' makes me ashamed - but not really - since I am not that fucking stupid.  The only thing exceptional about AmeriKKKa is it's collective stupidity.

Anyway - get ready to vote in another rigged election. The corporate media is still a joke - lying and lying and lying while you lap it up. The question is: Will you, as an American, ever graduate from the high school mentality of the "my country is better than yours" simply because you were born here?  I doubt it.

Go back to sleep. Sleep. Real easy like. That's the way.... just ....go....to ....sleep....while we rob you fucking blind you bunch of idiots.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Signed,

Your friends at the Pentagon and AIPAC

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What’s Holding Americans Back?

What’s Stopping a Revolution?

What had happened to that rebellious Yankee spirit and the American mind? Could it have been the food that overstuffed and immobilized them?

The Pop-Tarts® and Egg McMuffins® washed down with Coke® for breakfast? The Baconator® Triple, The Whoppers®, The Big Macs®, the $5 Foot-Long Subs, the bucket-of-chicken and 32oz. Big Gulp®? Too many trips to the All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet or The Never Ending Pasta Bowl®? Or was it the Slurpees, tubs of ice cream, or boxes of donuts grabbed at the convenience store?

Could it have been the factory-farmed, battery-raised, hormone implanted, antibiotic-laced, pesticide sprayed, genetically modified beef, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, vegetables, grains that were used in the highly processed, synthetic, ultra pasteurized, artificially sweetened, colored and flavored “product” passed off as food?

What drove a nation with a relatively well-off and well-educated population to inflict such suicidal behavior upon itself? It was easy to point to the poor for buying cheap and eating stupid. But what excused the smartest of the smart and the richest of the rich from buying cheap and eating stupid?

A case in point: celebrated for “powering his way through the day with a punishing Diet Coke regimen,” even Obama’s chief economic advisor – the always “brilliant” Larry Summers (who brilliantly jumped the sinking ship of state when his “brilliant” economic strategy to rescue America failed brilliantly) – was too stupid to eat smart.

A look around the cabinet, survey of Capital Hill, AMA, ABA, PTA or powwow of American Indian chiefs proved he was not alone. America had become one big “Mike & Molly” sitcom. Yet, even though just about everybody knew better, just about everybody made the same excuse for abusing the body and deadening the mind: it was cheap and/or it was convenient.

Sure, money was tight and time was precious, but plenty of people were still going to the malls and spending big on hi-tech, high-end running shoes, taking vacations, eating out and buying new cars. Even low-end shoppers at Dollar Stores – while saving a buck – were filling their carts with junk snacks, junk soft drinks and junk “Made in China” bric-a-brac.

Or was it something in the polluted air and fluoride-treated water that deadened individual pride, courage, passion and self respect? Could it have been the quadzillions of tons of chemical mix poisoning the planet that made everyone susceptible?

Or could it have been the medicine chests full of Lipitor®, Oxycontin®, Xanax®, Celebrex®, Paxil® … or the Ritalin® force-fed to kids and gobbled down like M&Ms® that deadened heir minds or whacked them out? Whether prescribed indiscriminately as quick fix, symptom-relief solutions by legal “pushers” (a.k.a. doctors) or unwittingly washed down with a glass of municipally doctored “pharma-water,” voluntarily or involuntarily, a large segment of the populace was doing drugs.


Drugs Found in Drinking Water

A vast array of pharmaceuticals – including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones – have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. (AP, 10 March 2008)

Or was it the “food for thought”? Could it have been the mind-numbing news served 24/7 by networks, cable and radio? All those know-it-alls – anchors, big mouths, blow-hards, clowns, pundits, experts, strategists, think tank wankers – telling audiences what to think, how to think and what to believe?

Food, pharmaceuticals, movies, music, TV, literature, art, fashion – down the line, across the board, from top to bottom, every sector was monopolized by the unholy trinity of Big Government, Big Business and Big Media.

The “American Century” – an age of opportunity characterized by the entrepreneur – had passed into history. America had been corporatized, homogenized, dumbed down and chained to the chains … and by the chains … restaurant chains, retail chains, movie chains, funeral home chains, auto-parts chains. They had cornered the market on everything they could get their hands on: tires, eye glasses, mufflers, dental care, banks, brokerages, drug stores, hardware, pet supplies.

In the end, we were just too stupid to get out of our own way.