~ OH DEAR.. A ‘Back In My Day’ post from a 1/2 centarian.
Ah, the olden days! Our songs, our dreams and goals, our minds were pondering life & jobs, but usually with dating, fabulously-haired boyfriend-girlfriend, and marriage as the goal. How different from the West in 2017.
The sexual revolution, broken homes, & feminism & biased divorce law & constant texting– all have made it clear to many younger men that hook-ups are barely worth it; relationships very risky, and marriage a non-starter. Many of these kids come from what we used to call broken homes, now.. uh ‘blended families’ or some such euphemistic lie.
Of my younger son and his immediate circle of 10 friends (18-24), only 1 has a current (short term) girlfriend. Others haven’t even been dating for AGES.. all their female friends or co-workers are just that, minus a hook-up here and there. Not with a bang or a whimper– just a “Meh?”
And their wider generation is very much the same… don’t dismiss this, for the family/ marriage/ kids Titanic is long past the iceberg moment.And babies? You’ll have to import people to have them…. you know, like the Khadrs. Or the welfare-people born in another land.
For a post-feminist Christian take on all this, try Dalrock.
THERE’S A world-wide conspiracy against silence, quiet, calm, and it’s coming at us from all directions at once. For those of us who don’t do life at volume-setting 11, it’s destructive, distracting, confusing, and enslaving. All this noise noise noise noise!
Several times in the past few months I’ve waved or called out a greeting to a neighbour on the street– nope: glued to the phone, the iPod, the distractor. It got me thinking.
What To Do?
Kenny Chesney is right that our modern West is all about noise, propaganda, selling things, babble, infotainment, endless electronic demands, devices which gobble our time, our days, our hours of rest. The question, after awakening to the racket and noise, is to ask “What else is there, instead?”
Everything else ever anywhere. The all-precious electronics? Turn them off.
Leave it home. Silence the alerts. You don’t actually need to answer that e-mail or text or to see the funny new kitten video. Tell people when you’d like them to call on the phone, instead of jumping for every call like it’s the police or the lottery.
Unplug. Just go for a walk– you, God, the birds, the breeze, the bugs, the sunshine on the grass.. no disconnecting or dehumanizing smartphone or iPod or shiny thing. Take a nap. Call a friend. Give an ear to someone who could use a good listener. Real things are best: friendship, society, leaving things and people better than you found them.
Make more room in your life for quiet. Read before bed, instead of surfing or chatting or sharing that one last trivial bit of forgettable fluff.
Enquieten your soul, so you can really begin to hear and listen to yourself, and nature, and for the voice of the Lord.. that still small voice which is paved over by the avalanche of modern noise, that needy neighbour or family member or stranger who vanishes behind the distractions.
Not So Easy?
Like any overpowering addiction, it may be painful and take some time to wean yourself away from constant technophilia and hollow ‘connectedness’. Then, try to help your kids, family, friends, co-workers. Shhhh. Listen.
Wrecking balls, downtown construction Bottles breaking, jukebox buzzing Cardboard sign says “The Lord is Coming” Tick, tick, tock Rumors turn the mills back home Parking lot kids with the speakers blown We didn’t turn it on but we can’t turn it off, off, off Sometimes I wonder how did we get here Seems like all we ever hear is noise
Yeah we scream, yeah we shout ’til we don’t have a voice In the streets, in the crowds, it ain’t nothing but noise Drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy Just tryna be heard over all this noise
24 hour television, get so loud that no one listens Sex and money and politicians talk, talk, talk But there really ain’t no conversation Ain’t nothing left to the imagination Trapped in our phones and we can’t make it stop, stop this noise
Yeah we scream, yeah we shout ’til we don’t have a voice In the streets, in the crowds, it ain’t nothing but noise Drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy Just tryna be heard in all this noise
Every room, every house, every shade of noise All the floors, all the walls, they all shake with noise We can’t sleep, we can’t think, can’t escape the noise We can’t take the noise, so we just make noise
Yeah we scream, yeah we shout ’til we don’t have a voice In the streets, in the crowds, it ain’t nothing but noise Drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy Just tryna be heard in all this noise
All this noise Can’t take the noise Can’t take the noise Can’t stand the noise Can’t take the noise
IT IS SOMETIMES asserted by futurist-types that humanity is approaching a “Singularity”, a union with technology, you know, because reasons. Evolution. Progress. Robots. Amusement. Keeping up with it all. Entertainment. A new religion….?
I view this horrific possibility as the final destructive insanity of mankind, where we crawl ever further into our own butts, growing ever smaller and smaller, finally to vanish with a ‘pop’, and nothing more. It is mass-suicide and extinction by machine.
The great lie in the middle of it is that it’s all inevitable, can’t be stopped, evolution, you know, it’s totally going to happen. The other great lie is that the technology is somehow ‘evolving’ to this point– except, it’s people who invent computers, programs, technology, and so it’s other people who are actually shaping the world, the future, and people controlling the possible destiny and doom of all the other people influenced by their gizmos and ideas– via machines and technology.
A union with our own technological creations would be the ultimate tyranny, the perfect world of utopians, except not via political means. It’s also the culmination of elites and controllers everywhere:
“They constantly try to escape From the darkness outside and within By dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good.”
Oooo! Perfect systems! Forcing everybody to be good! What’s not to like?
Dreaming Dark Dreams
Yet if there is darkness outside us, and evil and imperfection and blindness within us, how then can we hope to perfectly saveourselves with a de-natured techno-heaven, a digital salvation, if that saving thing itself is made by imperfect sinful creatures which cannot see all ends, and all possible consequences? If I can’t outrun my own shadow, how can we manufacture our own perfection?
You can’t escape yourself. The Mad Hatter is amusing in a story, but you wouldn’t want him making and running your utopia, your mind and your life.
The current vanishing of so many kids, teens, and adults into the tiny hand-held world of the smartphone/ tablet for so many of their waking hours is already a warning about how such a “singularity” is likely to turn out. Badly for all concerned, except the profiteers and rulers.
What do we get in return for worshipping the shiny things? Amusement. Advertising. More amusement. Distraction. Control. Spoon feeding. Tiny flitting memories, attached to wizzled up brains unused to logic, passion, love or truth.
What do we lose? Walking through the soaring blue sky cathedral of a leafy walk in a park,– but hearing and seeing no birds, barely noticing the flowers, not sensing the endless activity of all the flying, crawling, creeping, buzzing things everywhere, smelling no leafy mulch, nor spicy pine trees, hardly noticing the breeze through your hair, nor feeling the thrum of the nature in your own heart and bones and countless cells resonating with the nature all around you, both ongoing and self-making creations of the same Everliving God.
You know, because text, or YouTube vid, or funny picture, selfies, or– Squeee!– teh kittehs! Click clicketty click-click. Shiny Thing makes it all better.
But.. Oops.. We Never Meant…
In the ground-breakingly cool & insightful movie The Matrix, humanity is reduced to the status of Duracell batteries, after a war with the machines which we created blocks out the sun, and so they harvest our biochemical energy to run themselves. In the film, ‘The Matrix’ itself is the simulated reality pumped into each brain, to make them imagine they are living a real life in a real world, although it is a illusory computer program.
The other possibility, of course– and it’s real, not just a Terminator movie-script– is if our misbegotten “artificially intelligent” weaponized machines decide to revolt, and we end up in conflict with them. That, or something bad like a global digital mind, made by us, decides humans are some kind of dangerous virus to be ‘cleaned up’.
Yes, inventors and scientists consider both of these real dangers, and problems to be prevented. Seriously.
Advancing Progressively Backwards
Given that the “incredible, inevitable” social, technological, and mechanical progress of 1900 turned into the machine guns, blistering gas attacks, and slaughter fields of the Somme, and the mechanized Holocaust, and strategic mass-bombing of the Second World War, we have absolutely no reason to be naively optimistic. That is: because of what humans are actually like, our schemes and machines and digital machinations will go awry, and tend more towards a dehumanizing, unnatural, disconnected enslavement to technology far greater and more detrimental to freedom, thought, creativity, justice, love, and faith than the mess we’ve already made of the 20th and the 21st century since Christ’s birth.
How do I know? Because via well-meaning inventions like the television, and then the public internets, and then Smartphones and tablets, we’ve already been doing something horrible and propagandistic and mind-numbing and time-killing and soul-wasting and immaturity-boosting for up to 65+ years. What would magically change for the good if The Machine was somehow everywhere, and inside us, too?
If we pursue this path, we will be fashioning our own damnation, and destruction, our own insane heaven and hell all at once, concocted in our own broken image. I told you so.
….But it seems that something has happened that has never happened before: though we know not just when, or why, or how, or where. Men have left GOD not for other gods, they say, but for no God; and this has never happened before That men both deny gods and worship gods, professing first Reason, And then Money, and Power, and what they call Life, or Race, or Dialectic. The Church disowned, the tower overthrown, the bells upturned, what have we to do But stand with empty hands and palms turned upwards In an age which advances progressively backwards?
~ 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.
Some Big Questions
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.
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.
The Phony ‘Migrant’ ‘Crisis’
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:
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.
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.
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.
That Other Pope, The Elf
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.
The Real Thing, Only
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. ~
~ IT VERY MUCH APPEARS that the Belgian airport bombers wanted radioactive material for a dirty bomb, or even (possibly) to cause a Chernobyl-style meltdown at a Belgian reactor complex only an hour’s drive South-East from Brussels.
Observant officials got suspicious, so the terrorists scattered, and ran with the airport plan, but it also looks like they had inside help at the nuclear plant. Police found the surveillance video of the nuclear plant on a raid of one of the terrorist’s flats.
Just For Example
It wouldn’t take much for terrorists to wreak untold havoc, say, in London – with just basic explosives and some nuclear waste. Such is the gruesome reality of the dirty bomb. It’s a non-nuclear bomb which invisibly spreads deadly radioactive particles over everything nearby, via wind and explosive forces. Says the BBC:
“It would wreak panic in built-up areas, see large areas contaminated and closed off and result in long-term illnesses such as cancer, caused by the dispersed radioactive material attacking living cells.”
Cancer and radiation poisoning are the longer-term (days and months) effects– shorter term, utter panic & chaos, people fleeing the region, refugee problems, looting, opportunistic violence and Jihad, overwhelmed emergency and medical services, local martial law, and contaminated parts of the city cordoned off for months, even years, until remediation and reconstruction could take place.
Multiply By.. 1000?
Of course, setting off an entire reactor into a nuclear melt down is a horror and disaster of Biblical proportions. Whole regions, thousands of square miles, could become unlivable, and radioactively quarantined for decades, like Chernobyl, or the exclusion zone around Fukushima. The wind currents of the atmosphere carry the fallout from there, all over the local regions, then around the world.
Just how many opportunities exist for such demonic mass-slaughter schemes by radicalized terrorists, for either dirty bombs or melt-downs? Wait for it.
There are 61 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 99 nuclear reactors in 30 states in the United States. Thirty-five of these plants have two or more reactors.
And many many many more all around the industrial world. Even worse, the internets is still innocently, carelessly, and naïvely full of immense amounts of potentially dangerous and revealing information about many such matters. I won’t link to any of it, but it’s all out there for the evil-minded and malevolent web-surfer.
And no, dear authorities, I’m not a terrorist. I’m trying to be one of the good guys in this war, mmmkay?
Time To Wake Up
In a mostly peaceful, old-fashioned warfare world, you can have nuclear plants for power generation all over the place, because the battlefront is usually far away. This is no longer that world. Welcome to the skin-crawlingly unpredictable world of asymmetrical guerrilla warfare, where no matter how evil or murderous or unthinkable your plan, you’ll do it for ‘the cause’.
Even this. And something nuclear-related almost took place in Belgium just last week, only if the authorities been less vigilant.
Get Busy, Folks
Let’s write to our elected officials, local and regional governments, and make sure that all our reactors around the world– big, small, research/ university, whatever– are all properly manned, supervised, securely protected, and kept safe from inside or exterior ideological threats, given just how horrible the alternative could be.
Also, consider being radiologically prepped (Google or YouTube search it), especially if you live near, or downwind of a nuclear plant. ~
~ POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, or progressivism in words & thoughts & actions, is mass-delusion, and mass-denial. This is not that; things are not as they are, or seem; it is true that there is no truth; it is good that there is no good or evil. Logic says contradictories cannot both be true: but round squares, or living dead people, are nothing compared to the contradictions of the politically correct mind.
Cologne Germany had a very, um.. complicated.. New Year’s 2016, with some of their refugees. It got a little violent, and a little.. well, rapey, along with the partying and fireworks. Between 80-100 women were assaulted by between 800-1000 young men in organized groups, using fireworks as ground-attack and panic weapons, there in the shadow of the world-famous Kölner Dom cathedral of Saints Peter & Mary.
Ruh-roh! Nothing to see here, move along. All is well. What’s a few rumpled fraus & frauleins, ja? Can’t be accusing anybody of anything! Don’t want any hate or anything.
Eventually the police in Cologne got around to, well, a little actual policing.
Big Scary Ideas
So: for reasons known to the U.N., George Soros, Turkey, and other malevolent forces, various parts of the Western world are being filled with refugees from one of America’s destabilizing wars. Never waste a crisis? Heck! MAKE a crisis, then don’t waste it. The chickens are coming home to roost.
Except, these chickens are predominantly Muslims, with some actual refugees, but also a high percentage of unmarried men, and a small but dangerous minority of ISIS-Al Qaeda-Muslim Brotherhood name of the week bad guys, who’d happily like to bring mayhem, rape, pedophilia, plunder, and jihad to a little town possibly near you.
Beasts Sniffing For Blood
Back to Cologne & European refugee-dumping. Ever since the first waves of Muslims & Muslim Syrians arrived– some refugees, some not, some terror-minded, some opportunists and criminals, some not even from Syria, some affiliated with Jihadist terror-groups– there’s been a purely coincidental crime-wave. Theft, assault, harassment, rape, vandalism, mobs, and even a little game called ‘Taharrush’, or in English, mob acts of opportunistic mass sexual assault & theft against a chosen non-Muslim woman. Or, a thousand.
Bitches had it coming, though. Cologne imam Sami Abu-Yusuf: Women provoked sex attacks by ‘wearing perfume’ and being ‘half-naked’. Then he said he didn’t say it, but it remains said, and is probably his real opinion. So: German women raped for not acting & dressing like Middle Eastern women. Gotcha. SUBMIT!, says Islamo-Mafia. Nice women you gots there– same if anything wuz to happen to them.
In Canada, Supreme Overlord & Emperor Justin I has decreed it will be so here in the Great White North Of Justin, though his dictate was slowed up by reality, calls for background-checks, and a Canadian public not willing to undergo what they’ve seen in Italy, Germany, Britain, Greece, Sweden, and most other other places where the Refugee Storm has come ashore, and begun to wreck everything (I think, quite deliberately— so we will all need & demand more ‘Peace & Security’, surveillance, law and order, less freedom, more cops and big government). Globalism has cool ideas for our futures.
The politically correct deeply and irrationally presuppose that things and people and events are not what they are, such are actually what political correctness SAYS they are. If you see a penguin, but political correctness disbelieves in penguins, so you are not seeing a penguin. It’s as simple and obvious as that, stupid. Look! A Penguin! No it isn’t!
The response of the authorities, from police on up to Prime Ministers? Denial. Weasel-words. Looking the other way. Laughable and bizarre make-believe. Warnings about ‘backlashes’. Blaming the victims (the real kind, not the feminist kind)– just like in 2013 when Swedish authorities were photographed ticketing cars which had been torched en masse in a giant car-b-que by non-specified generic ‘Youths’ the previous night. Why tickets? For the expired meter-readings, of course.
Just Listen And Believe!
The Christmas 2015 refugee narrative (according to one TV spot I saw): “So, you know, Mary & Joseph & baby Jesus were refugees” (they weren’t); “and the imported ‘Syrians’ are all holy and special refugees” (they’re not), “and they are downtrodden and victimized and you should feel guilty if you don’t open your home to 50 of them right away, you privileged white Western hypocrites.” (we aren’t) And if that’s not a mile-high teetering house of cards and lies and half-truths, I don’t know what is.
Binky’s free advice, worth every penny: Trust, but verify. Assume the best, always prepare for the worst. Trust in the Lord, but lock up your house. Protect yourself, loved ones, community. If someone turns out to be the real deal, welcome them. If not, report them, and call for their deportation, after suitable imprisonment. You may well have to fight the authorities for justice to be done.
Canada’s Big Heart
Most people are willing to help actual refugees– especially Syrian & Iraqi Christians, and the Yazidi group, who have suffered real persecution, rapes, and mass-murders due to the current cycle of American War Without End & profiteering in the Middle East, and the open support of Jihad by the Obama Administration.
What people don’t want, and I hope will eventually fight back against, is the importation of who knows what, with heaven knows what actual ID and actual motivations, into our small towns and cities, where some of may them choose to get their Cologne on, like wolves amongst sheep because we live in mostly peaceful and orderly societies, where threatening to randomly decapitate other people is mostly frowned upon, however Muslim it may be.
Canada Obeys.. Turkey?
Finally, as Ezra Levant asks, exactly what kind of tin-plated doofus is our Prime Minister Selfie to allow an Islamofascist and anti-Christian like Turkish leader Erdogan to export Syrian refugees (previously living safely in Turkey) to Canada and elsewhere, according to his say-so, and selection? A very special kind.
This 2015-16 refugee rush is a violation of our sovereignty, safety, due process, and an insult to all the actual refugees and honest immigrants who have waited years, even decades, for the process to grind along, and approve their cases. Whoever is running this refugee circus seems to have found an obedient lapdog in Mr. Trudeau, who doesn’t ask questions, and who seems to resent Canadians questioning his inspiring decisions.
Pundit and doom-watcher Mark Steyn has asked before, and it’s worth repeating again: are we willing to stand– let alone suffer or die– for our society, our civilization, our friends & family & children, ourselves? Or will we huddle around our glowing screens as the wolves outside howl and prowl ever closer.. while we seek a few more morsels of infotainment and distraction and false comfort, no matter the cost to the future? ~
In 1930s Germany, one of the first real power-grabs made by the Nazis was to take over all local and area police forces, and to unite them administratively under the Nazi party (including a new body, the Gestapo). Very quiet, but essential for social control from the top down. Nobody thought how it might possibly be later abused at that point, because Der Adolf was building roads and jobs and making people feel proud about Germany.
And so what if some of the noisier socialists, communists, newspaper editors and other rabbles ended up ‘under protection’ in the brand-new ‘concentration camps’? It was, as the law & Gestapo & Himmler & Goering promised, for their own protection. Yes, some of them may have disappeared or been mistreated, but accidents happen. Und why are you asking so many questions, exactly?
So what? Local police are accountable to the actual laws, and real local people & communities– it’s probably this reality that has the lawless White House trying– as ever– to circumvent reality & good things. Newfangled “Federal Police” operating locally are under the direct control of the White House & Czars & radical bureaucrats. Hence, this is a return to lawless ‘political enforcement’, as created under every totalitarian police force and tyranny ever.
Are we really already doomed to repeat this? I do not blame reality-TV or our endless distraction with technology, but the people who choose to look away, and shrug, and hope it won’t get too bad.
As with every other centralizing & totalist-type move made by the Obama Administration & those in the U.S. government and its agencies who seem to admire divide & conquer and obedient and quiet populations under control, such ‘Federal Local Police Forces’ are not only contradictory, but unnecessary. There are already local police, state police, and an ever-multiplying plethora of alphabet-soup Federal police forces in the American political system, post 1900. FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF, NSA, FFS, TSA on and on it goes.
This is political, and direct interference in local rights, state rights, and totally circumvents all the protections under law and custom which preserve American freedom and liberty under law. The law & its enforcers must not only be fair & legal, but be seen to be so. And frankly, this trend continues no matter which evil king or queen is on the White House throne.
But that is the point, isn’t it? America The Prison Camp? America the disarmed? America the utopian slave of the grey powers that be? America, that meekly bends the knee to force?