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Dear Dr. Hemming:
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Dear Dr. Hemming:
>> Vagueness of ‘Islamophobia’ is what makes it troublingly all-inclusive, by Farzana Hassan
~ OY, CANADA! With Bill M-103 now passed (and the “after-process” of defining crimes, punishments, and all the rest, in the newly unfree Shariafied Canadia), there is:
(1) What they double-pinky-swear will never happen, nothing to see here, all is well, it’s all harmless, you sillies;
(2) what they plan will happen, NOT the same as (1);
(3) What will develop from what they did & planned, and:
(4) how it will be all abusively mis-applied in the real world.
Progressives are stupid like that– there are no unintended consequences, human nature, sin or Satan or God in their carefully planned magical utopias. That’s why their schemes fail, get horrible, and why they never learn, or care to learn from any mistaks, reality-checks, or reflection. They say X, some magic happens, thus, it is so. Ta-da!
Here’s how. Oil!! The West fiddled in the Middle East in the last century, after the Turkish Empire fell apart (WWI), for oil & suchlike. The Progressive Left hates the West, and serious Christianity; the newly aggravated Middle East hates the West, and serious Christianity.
Her is a match made in hell, kills two birds with one stone, to crush & divide nations using smelly little progressive pieties and manipulative politics, aided and abetted by soft-Jihad, squishy liberalized churches, with smiles all ’round. Because? Tolerance (enslavement to novel or toxic ideology & religion, for subversive purposes)! This is all subversion.
Militant cultural supremacist Muslims love such useful idiocy, and talk all pretty about rights & freedoms and burning issues and unity and fellowship (watch Iqra Khalid in vid). Liberal Party voters mostly, useful idiots all. ~
Bend over, cuz here it comes. The all-but open Sharia (Islamic Law on Blasphemy* = anti-Islamic statements, even based on truth & facts, and statements by Muslims) has officially become law in stupid Canada. Let’s give a big welcome to the ridiculous & unjust New UnFreeSpeech Sharia-police Kangaroo Kourts, even worse than the old ridiculous & unjust Human Rights Commission Gestapo Kangaroo Kourts.
This is progress, suicidal Leftist-style. The process will be the punishment, O kuffar infidels! Let the chill, the silencing, the mutual surveillance and tattling and untold suffering and injustice begin!!
Come and get me, Ya damned Islamo-Supremacist faerie fucksticks!
* Logically, one can only blaspheme (religiously insult) one’s own particular faith. Islam claims to be the one true faith whether you like it or not, with universal insultability by atheists, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, and whoever else, so shut up, they explained, and cough up $$$. “Logic”, truth, evidence, applicability are not Muslim Supremacist essentials. In a different time and place, this would be “Insulting the Fuhrer”, or “Counter-Revolutionary activity” under Mao, Stalin, or the North Korean or Cambodian or current Chinese regimes. Guilty until the fair trial, then imprisoned, or shot.
** Just FYI: It was for blogging on such topics that my own dear sainted NDP-Is-Kinda-Right-Wing hyper-Progressive Mother used to call me a racist Nazi, amongst other things.
~ ITEM: Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: “We All Lie For The CIA”
~ ITEM: MARK STEYN on Muslim immigration, climate change and more
~ ITEM: Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones. New “Containment control” model looks at how groups of influencers can manipulate people
~ IF YOU RECALL nothing else of this article, then only this: your governments & government-pandering mainstream media are mostly liars and/or puppets, news-“massagers” censors, and concealment artists. It’s been that way for generations.
“Ooooo.. Shocking, Binks: so tell us something we don’t know, elf-boy.”
OK, but that means it’s really up to concerned people around the world to do their own research, listen and learn, trust but verify, fact-check and reserve judgment– and above all, not to all go running off in one direction like a starving dog after a gobbet of bloody meat every time the media tells us to, or the powers that be try to distract us.
As yourself– is this ALL the current news? The FULL story? What are we NOT being told, or, what is being mistold? Is this current issue a false big deal, or only a small part of the truth versus other more important things which are being covered up or backpaged?
How is online social media manipulated to pull our attention here and there, or to cover things up which are otherwise in plain view? FaceBook & Twitter & MicroSoft are not your special buddies.
For those who are on a disability, unemployed, or retired, this is a special opportunity to redeem the time. Learn up on news-finding, fact-checking, and puzzle-assembly. As the TV show The X-Files said, “The Truth Is Out There”… and no, I’m not directing you to alien / Nazi moonbases, or werewolves amongst us.
I’d also warn that some rabbit-holes have no bottom, and you don’t want to waste all your time on clock-killing topics. Be warned.
Wondering why German leader Angela Merkel has been bald-facedly lying about the massive invasion into that country of not of 800 000, or 1 million, but it is now revealed 1.5 million random people, some small proportion of whom might be actual refugees from the American-led terror-collaborating rape of Syria, and others pro-terror or terrorist Muslims.
Meanwhile, stricken GERMANY USES WATER CANNONS On Its Own People For Protesting Migrant Rapes. Yes, this is much normal, very OK, so awesomes! I wrote about the Cologne New Year’s Rape-Fest not long ago: Look! A Real Rape Culture! Here? Imagine.
Here’s part of the hidden truth of this mess– the fraudulent current “Refugee Crisis” is a stage-managed deliberate policy. It is also a form of 4th Generation warfare, in which mass immigration is another way of conquest, crushing nationalism and localism in favour of globalism. And to crack down on Jihad at home with more “Peace And Security” soft-fascism. It’s a twofer: using Jihadis to beat ourselves over the head, and ginning up “useful crises”.
In this or related news, curious Canadians will get NO straight answers from Ottawa, CTV or CBC, or the well-meaning in our society, who jump on every handy bandwagon and tell anybody with doubts that they are mean, racist, bigoted, and hateful. Just take that of granted, and look to decent alternative media.
What then? Research. Ask around. First question: “Is This True?” Go YouTube & Internets wander asking “Cui bono?” (“Who benefits?”). Watch out for hardcore loonys.
People who are interested in the actual story of this cooked-up ‘refugee’ crisis? The following links at least break the mono-story, and the grip of the mainstream media in your head, and help you to ask and think and see through the spin. Don’t settle for the spoon-fed answers. Try these:
Syrian Girl Blows The Lid Off The Refugee Crisis
Top Russian Writer Nikolai Starikov Explains Who Is Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis
#RefugeeCrisis: What The Media Is Hiding, Help #SyrianRefugees Go Home
Refugee Myth Exposed: Proof They Are Mostly Men and Not from Syria
Iraqis posing as Syrians. Hm. Didn’t see that on CNN.
Passports? Actual verifiable IDs? Further, DAESH/ ISIL/ ISIS has promised 4000 new ‘migrant/ refugee’ terrorists in Europe via the flood of ‘refugees’– more Brussels, more Paris, more Charlie Hebdos. This is a self-inflicted wound, and the elites don’t care if the peasants get hurt: they have master-plans afoot.
I’m not saying these alternative commentators are The Truth, and all other or offical news is not. Trust, But Verify.
And as I’ve said before: let in Christians and other persecuted groups first; then the most needy. Many European countries are beginning to get it.
However, military-aged Muslim men of no specific address? Back of the line, because they may want to import terror, sharia, mosques, and slow demographic conquest into the dying West, and they’re willing to wait decades to do it. “Refugees”? Plain-clothed paramilitaries, maybe? And most not from Syria, but Iraq. That is, mostly FAKE refugees.
Yes, we made this problem by Western warmongering, wrecking other countries, and not having children– but importing our own conquerers just makes it all so much worse. As I said in this recent piece, we must adjust our minds to this new kind of warfare, where everybody is on the front line, and war is everywhere.
I hate to say it, but whether through gross naiveté, guile, committed globalism or whatever else, radical Pope Francis’ demand that all MUST open their hearts and homes to these Who-Know-What-Exactly (or else be terrible God-hating fake Christians) is the very definition of Trojan Horsery, and civilizational suicide. This is not the same as hiding Jews in the attic from the Nazis.
Indeed, Pope Magical Thinker Happy Unicorns apparently even attributes some kind of magical powers to the.. ‘migrants’. And, it appears, that even European dirt is super-magical, and will change all newcomers from people brought up in tyrannical sharia-run Muslim icky countries into regular 21st century soft-socialist Europeasants. Ri-i-ight.
In this matter, Ye Not-Pope Binks III doth hereby decree, promulgate, and officially state and mutter– Trust, but Verify. Be WILLING to love & care for & help ACTUAL refugees, when and if they are proven to be so. “Be as wise as serpents, but as gentle as doves”, said Jesus.
When. And. If.
My Dad was raised in Scotland, so technically on that side, I’m a first generation Canadian, the son and grandson of immigrants through Halifax’s Pier 21, someone who has committed myself to the life, society, well-being and future of this welcoming land of Canada.
Until we have the full story, and real immigrants, let’s stay informed, trust but verify, speak out and educate, and don’t pretend or think you live in a world where very much actually is as is made to appear. Even evil people knew that. ~
AS THE CHRISTIAN West observed Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Pascha, or Easter, the forces of darkness showed themselves, and what they stand for. Evil hates the light; hates joy and goodness and mercy; hates authentic celebration of wonderful things. Hates the followers of Jesus, just as evil hates Him.
Persecution– An Islamic terror-group carried out the Good Friday crucifixion of an Indian priest in Yemen, after he was kidnapped from old people’s home,
tortured, and then crucified, according to reports. One nun who miraculously survived the attack on the senior’s home, gave eyewitness testimony of the attack, and the kidnapping of Indian Catholic priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil. Let us pray that he gave a good account of himself, and that he may receive a martyr’s crown in heaven, for his service on earth, and his Christ-witnessing death. May his murderers repent and come to believe in the Gospel. Lord have mercy.
PRAY FOR HIM
Martyred for the faith— Father Tom Uzhunnalil.
Planned Persecution– Churchgoing Christians in England dodged a bullet Sunday past– Brussels Jihad Murderers Plotted Easter Church Massacres In The UK. Many native English may not take their religion seriously these days, but certain Muslims do, and that’s why we are where we are, and where we’re headed: More. Uglier. Worse.
Of course, militant Muslims even cheerfully kill their own– as Mark Steyn notes in his “Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace“. Asad Shah’s horrid and death-worthy crime? Wishing Christians a Happy Easter.
[ WARNING: some disturbing pictures amongst the links below. I chose the least graphic. ]
Persecution– The long-suffering Christians of Lahore, Pakistan, have suffered yet another suicide-bombing directed against Christians— this time, an evening Easter Party of parents and children in a local park. The pictures show everybody dressed in their Easter finery, stricken whilst making joyful holiday, on the high Christian feast of Resurrection & new life.
Past Persecution– On March 15 of 2015, two Taliban suicide bombers likewise blew themselves up in Pakistan at the entrance to two Christian churches in Lahore, causing 17 deaths and wounding 80 more. In September 2013, two explosions at the All Saint’s Church in Peshawar killed 127 people and injured more than 250, and an attack on a Peshawar school in December 2014 killed 150 people, mostly students.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’ “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven….” (Matthew 5:43-5)
But he also taught:
“… [W]hoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea..” (Matthew 18:6)
This is the new form of war: the front is everywhere, and nowhere; the enemy is highly committed and serious, and hidden; and there are no non-combatants. Candles and chalk drawings and flowers and weepy gatherings will not make it stop. Stop cringing: it only encourages them.
Even worse? Christians are Slaughtered While U.S. Churches Look the Other Way. Jesus says it is he who is persecuted in the suffering and death of his own; and He warns that just as we’ve done unto the least of his flock, we’ve done it– or not done it– unto him.
Will we stand tall, no matter what? Will we defend and fight for ourselves and our civilization, or not? Do we follow Jesus, and so take up our Cross, and partake in his eternal victory– so giving inward spiritual life to our societies, or not?
As for me, I do not seek martyrdom, but I ask God’s grace that I will not fail him, if it were to come to that. I sacrifice and offer up my time and thought and prayer and love online and in life, where I hope to rebuild the foundations and give strength and courage and insight to my readers.
“Rise heart, thy Lord is risen!” It is hard to mourn whilst celebrating, but God grant us larger hearts so we can do both well at once.
Cheer up. Nut up/ ovary up. Donate, pray, pass the word, and get active.
Things are going to get much, much worse before He returns, be that now, or in ages to come. In any case, we’ll see Him one way or another, for death comes in the blink of an eye for mortal man. ~
~ SO EXACTLY WHY do we now look at the Crusades as “a Very Bad Thing”? British scholar Steven Runciman is part of the answer. He pioneered the “profiteering, landless younger son rape-a-thon” theory of the Crusades. After all, Everybody Knows That, right?
If you look at actual history, in many cases kings and leading nobles actually went into deep debt to fund the various crusades, including one Spanish king who literally mortgaged his country to pay the incredible costs involved. Until Runciman and others started re-writing history, the Muslims happily knew what history told them– the Crusades failed. Now, crusaders are depicted as the prototypical colonial invaders, opposing Islam and Allah’s will, invading peaceful Muslim lands.
The Crusades were a response to (a) Muslim violence against Christians and Christian pilgrims to the Holy land, (b) the near total destruction of the church & tomb of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem by a Muslim leader, and (c) a cry for help from a Byzantine Emperor, since it was primarily Byzantium that had lost land and been ceaselessly fighting Islam for 400 and more years to that point.
That Jihad– with a very few pauses– has continued for 1400 years, and to the estimated tune of 270 MILLION deaths.
Re-writing all these awkward facts for 2014, of course, ties in nicely with cultural Marxism, the vilification of Christianity, and the re-writing of history in ideological terms. This is why ignorance of history in schools and universities is literally killing us.
Thankfully, scholars like Thomas F. Madden and Rodney Stark are pulling the Crusades out of the memory hole, and remembering the whole story, because it is crucial for us to remember and know the roots of the Islamism now occupying so much of our time and money and politics. The Crusades are still with us, and can serve as an example of what to do, and what not to do, and the seriousness of Jihad then and now.
As bad as the Crusades could sometimes be, they shine in comparison to the rape, theft, enslavement and beheadings of Jihad, and were an attempt to defend Christian lands, holy sites, and lands then recently conquered by the moon-god blood cult of Mohammedanism.
Learn the facts:
Article: The Real History of the Crusades, by Thomas Madden
Book: The New Concise History of the Crusades, by Thomas F. Madden
Video: Thomas F. Madden, Ph.D. The Crusades: Then and Now
More Book: God’s Battalions, The Case for the Crusades, by Rodney Stark
~ I’M NOT SURE, but I may have rolled my eyes. Or, more likely, just looked down and hid my expression.
It was the local RC priest preaching that year for the area Remembrance Day church service, and for some reason he was going on about how war is bad, the evils of war, and the military-industrial something or other, and the assembled veterans and family and community members were restless, and angry at this harangue. How needless, and stupid, and offensive. I suppose his college and seminary professors would have all approved.
The next year, it was my turn to preach. I remembered what had been said the year before. Does anybody really need to tell honest-to-God war veterans that war is horrible, regrettable, wasteful, and messy? No. All I could remember was poring over the photos my Grampa George took of India and Burma, and then– after a certain point– he’d just stop, and get up, crying. The great adventure had that dark side, of deeds done, things seen, friends missing or worse.
I asked God for the wisdom and strength and sensitivity not to waste such an opportunity, nor to ever throw contempt into the faces and hearts assembled there. So I preached to my Grampa, looking out on a sea of gray hair and wrinkled faces. I spoke about the good and bad of war, of people and places remembered, of God’s love known and seen in the worst of times and present with us still in times of peace and freedom, and I actually said “nobody needs to tell the eyewitnesses that war is hell”. I told the story of my Grampa and his happy memories, and his tears. I also said that the peace and freedom for which so many suffered and died was still worth fighting for, so that in the Canada of 1995, we might look to save our unborn, 2 000 000 dead in the last 20 years, that Hitler’s dreams of control over others and the weakest might die once and for all. That the sacrifices of those years not be cast away in our time.
The local RC priest looked daggers at me, partly because he knew this was a rebuttal– but directed to speaking the truth in love, and to those gathered men and women. Afterwards, the centotaph ceremony down, a good number of the vets thanked me for my words.
To my surprise, a big old fellow came up to me, and asked about my Grandfather, and the unit he served in during his Burma days (435 “Chinthe” Transport and Rescue Squadron). “Yes, I thought it might be.” He had known my Grampa, and as we talked, he also broke down in tears. He promised to send me something, and a few weeks later, a photocopied 3-4 page article arrived, detailing the unit, the work, and lo and behold, there in the front row of the picture, sleeves rolled up and brown as a nut was my then-young Grandfather, with all the men of his section posing proud and strong.
In 1995, I head the great honour of helping prepare the service, and preaching at, the provincial gathering for the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, in Louisbourg. I did not tell them that war was bad. 1500 gathered vets, family, military officers, chaplains, and all the rest. I did forget the printed copy of my sermon at home, and spent the first 20 minutes of the ceremony surreptitiously writing down my main points on a stray piece of paper. Eep!
For we are ever more at war, against enemies outside and within, of cowards and surrender-minded folks, of people who really aren’t sure if what we have and who we are is worth believing, defending, let alone dying for. Abortion is down slightly, but most of our murdered pre-born kids are killed for reasons of pleasure, hedonism, and social convenience. 100 000 every year; since I preached that sermon, we’ve slaughtered another 900 000. Hitler’s favourite eugenics– getting rid of the handicapped, elderly, and inferior– is now called family planning. The possible next Prime Minister of Canada is an intellectual and moral lightweight, who panders to militant Islam, and acts the dictator within his own party. You’ll remember his spoiled rich father, Pierre Trudeau, the anti-semite and wartime fascist who thought it a great joke to dress up as a Nazi soldier and drive around in Jewish neighbourhoods of Montreal during the war he avoided serving in.
In 2014, political correctness and totalitarian progressivism represent an auto-immune disease of Western Societies, weakened inwardly, prey to opportunistic infections like radical Islam, abortionism, feminism, intellectual Leftism, open Communism and anti-semitism, racism and so much more. The battle is not over by a long stretch in each year and age– Hitler may be dead, but Hitlerism, Stalinism, Maoism, and other homegrown forms of dictatorship, death, and societal suicide abide with us. And outside, creeping in the gates, comes the wolfish bloody-handed hordes of Mohammedism, head-cutting and seducing, and presenting an impossibly simplistic universe for the same kind of souls who eagerly joined the SS in Germany. Evil is alive, ever seeking opportunity, blood, souls to mislead, and good things to bring down to ruin.
These our our times, our battles. As the spiritual leader of the war against evil in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Gandalf the Grey says:
‘Other evils there are that may come; for Sauron is himself but a servant or emissary. Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.’ ― Gandalf, ‘The Lord of the Rings’, Book V, Chapter 9.
Let us remember, and so remembering, act. ~
~ ITEM: Honor killing
~ WHEN IT BEGAN in 2003, NCIS (under the care of Donald P. Bellisario) was pretty clear about Jihad. It spoke truly, and noted that most terrorism in the modern era can be traced to militant Islam.
By 2009,it looks very much as if someone at CBS got to the writers. In an episode originally aired 10 days before Christmas (Dec 15, 2009, ‘Faith’), we get the basic heavy-handed apologetic for just how awesome and awesomer Islam is.
You know, because by the end of the episode, it’s the Christian brother of a slain convert from Christianity who turns out to have murdered him– wait for it– for family ‘honour’… because honour killing is a totally Christian activity. We just can’t stop ourselves.. I’ve been planning on murdering some female relatives just this week. Episode 7.10 = Islam Is Utterly Awesome, But Christians Will Murder their convert children.
We all remember the story told by Jesus of the Prodigal Son, where the shamed and outraged father and brother of a wastrel son go out and bludgeon the wastrel to death for his sins and besmirching the family name, right? Not so much.
Great episode, NCIS, except– that would be Muslims who are the main perpetrators of such murders, along with a smattering of Hindus and Sikhs who engage in the practice, to the tune of 20 000 dead women, teens, and children a year. That we know of: “the overwhelming majority of honor killings are perpetrated by Muslims against Muslims (90% of honor killings known to have taken place in Europe and the United States from 1998 to 2008)” [ Phyllis Chesler, Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2009, pp. 61–69; Meforum.org. Retrieved on 1 October 2011. ].
Against this, we don’t see a presentation of Christianity or Judaism, but something to do with families being nice, and Santa Claus. Muhammed vs. Santa? Really?!
The terribly sad thing, therefore, is that television, TV networks, and the writers of NCIS turned their actors into sock-puppets for the worst kind of lying, pandering, and cover-up for Islam, Jihad, Stealth-Jihad, and cultural domination: a deliberate deception of their audience, too.
Shame on NBC, NCIS, whoever pushed them around, and on our gutless elites and chattering classes for such gutless pandering to barbarism, supremacism, and pussy-footing in our civilizational war.. and for not bothering to know any better. ~
Mrs. Clinton & Huma Abedin
~ NOT BREAKING NEWS! ‘Cuz I’ve been talking about this for years and years….
America is under stealth-attack. Now. And especially since 2005-6. Your country is being hijacked, with the happy cooperation of Obama, and big chunks of the U.S. government. Just because they are not wearing hijabs or Middle-eastern clothing (or Nazi uniforms) means literally less than nothing. That’s stupid Hollywood telling you that evil is idiotic and flamboyant, and that minions of an evil plot are always incompetent members of the Doofus Minion Association, who cannot hit anything with a bullet, even when they outnumber the hero or good guys by zillions-to-one.
Not so much.
A little push here, a little silencing there, a few ‘diversity’ hires, and lo and behold the U.S. is (even more than it would under the current maladministration) serving the causes and purposes of the Muslim Brotherhood’s desire to submit all nations under Allah (especially America). The individual conversions or executions or silencings can wait until much later.
The real problem in this war is that we are infiltrated, lied to, and confused by the mixed messaging. Have no doubt: Western Civilization is under siege, and they envy our stuff, and our enslavement, and the death of the modern world and our messy freedoms and residually Christian ideas, and our powers via technology.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ at the first Easter was and is the spiritual explosion which set Christendom and millions of souls in constructive & redeeming motion, building all the ideas, words, places, and things we now enjoy as their heirs. The power of the living Christ working in and through countless Christians created the wealth, technology, wisdom, learning, medicine, and material comfort and well-being we inherited in the richest, most powerful society on earth, ever.
Sadly, as we slump before our big-screens or beaver away as wage-slaves in a declining Western economy, we doze and whine and live off the fumes of the moral and material inheritance & treasure of the wealthy Christian society which was handed on to us, not as our reward for being so amazing, but rather as a trust, to be improved, used, and handed on to the future generations given to us by God. What was handed to us has been squandered. Even the wealth of the past 500 years has been sunk into debt, deflation, money-printing, and society-wide banking & political fraud.
Can we muster the will to look, learn, and warn, let alone to organize, proclaim, and fight back? The problem with the West is comfort, spiritual zombieism, and fear of risk or inconvenience or owwies if we get up and do the right thing. The fascists and the fanatics who are fighting for the future are counting on us just not showing up, and keeping quiet as we put our own shackles on.
I Told You So, yet again, April 2014. ~
~ ITEM: ”Obama’s Stained Legacy” campaign
~ ITEM: Wonderful! Over $25,000 raised to help conservative blogger Caleb Howe’s family
~ ITEM: YOU WILL OBE-E-E-EY! Straight out of an Orwellian horror novel, a mind control program known as “Nudge” being implemented in at least a dozen of our government agencies and departments to control your actions; Meet Obama’s new ‘nudge’ czar; Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink– Behavioral economics— the governing theory of Obama’s nanny state; First Obama, now Cameron embraces ‘nudge theory’
~ ITEM: The “Window” is simply the defining of a narrow “window” of political ideas that the public will find acceptable
~ SINCE THE EARLY part of the 20th century, “Experts” have been working hard to control everybody through advertising, propaganda, government policies– using Freudian notions at first (see the The Century of the Self Documentary above). Theories based on incomplete understanding of human nature are bound to go wrong, but you have to crush a few chickens to make omlettes.. or something like that.
~ G.K. Chesterton ~
~ ITEM: Why TV is EVIL – simulated reality and brainwashing by repetition
~ ITEM: THE WRITER OF OUR STORY– Divine Providence in The Lord of the Rings, by David Mills
~ ITEM: From the Archives: Godly Hobbits
~ ITEM: Orc (Middle-earth)
~ EVERY FEW MONTHS, they call.. the cable-people. We have interwebs & telephone, but not TV-cable. The cable-people seem very puzzled by this– but I’m not interested in opening the home to 24-7-364 advertising, re-runs, and the sewage which passes for pop culture.
Marshall McLuhan famously said “The medium is the message”– that is, before the shows or ads or flickering images, the TV itself forms us, shapes us, creates a passivity and receptivity and uncritical attitude towards mass-media.
The boob-tube is hypno-sewage. The idiot-box kills yer brain, large amounts of time, steals from book-readage, family-time, daydreaming-time, the outdoors.. life.
The internet is addictively bad, too– but as a blogger, I’m “Talking Back” to the machine, to the mass-media mass-marketing of politics, events, fake crap, spin-messages, lies and laughable nonsense.
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