Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

History Is For Stupids

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~ ITEM: Birmingham Becomes One of First 6 Test Cities for Obama’s Federal Policing

~ ITEM: The path to tyranny: The Nazi Gestapo and the US police state

~ ITEM: FCC RULES DESIGNED TO STIFLE INTERNET POLITICAL SPEECH; FCC doc here

~ ITEM: Google– Nazi + police forces 

~ IT WAS JUST a little neatening up, jah?

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?

Your papers, please.

Your papers, please.

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.

Dogpile!

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?

Prototypical USGestapo, anyone?

This will not end well.

~ Binks

Open Wide The Gates?

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~ ITEM: CERN’s atom smasher resumes hunt for bizarre particles in 2015

~ ITEM: Are The Scientists telling us everything?; The RHIC is distillating Strange liquid

~ SOMETHING something something football something Katy Perry something Seahawks something.

Sorry. I was wondering about the giant Large Hadron CERN collider in Europe, and the fact they are ramping up their energy-use, and hoping TO OPEN A PORTAL TO OTHER DIMENSIONS in March 2015. Yup, a stargate.

They’ll Be Nice

Now, I grew up with Star Trek nicey-nice fascist liberalism, where everybody is mostly nice, but this is, after all, not Gene Roddenberry’s mind we exist in, but reality. Good and evil exist in us– why not in the universe? The search for aliens might find Klingons, or something worse– don’t assume they’re all good guys out there.

Naivete is no excuse.

A Few Questions

So who are these CERN nerd-twerps accountable to, exactly? Who says they get to do stuff which may alter reality, or unleash untold forces we don’t understand? The Higgs Boson or “God Particle” is cool and all, but we really need to ask: what if?

Why are such scientists given toys to play with which– as when they first fired up the CERN– they admitted might possibly open up black holes? Trust them, they are experts.

Could this giant electro-magnetic experiment change or damage the magnetosphere of the Earth? You know, the one which protects earth from solar radiation?

Knock Knock

In the real world, opening a door is a matter for care, discretion, and care. Mormons? Robbers or home invaders? Pesky relatives? Best friends?

Doors to other theoretical realities should be treated with infinitely more care. And we should all be very con-CERNED. ~

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Get Preparated!

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— TEH BINKS IS not a prepper, nor prepped for any emergency past about a week. Like most of us, I have a couple of weeks worth of food here and there, a few candles (power black-out), a wood-stove (even though the genius NS government is pushing heat pumps instead, which work *so* well without power), a plethora of flashlights, a BBQ (powerless cooking), and a bottled water thingy (2-3 bottles if a big storm is a-coming). Worse comes to worse, there is water in the water heater; some tools & weapons around the house, couple of wind-up radios.. but nothing like, say, a one month extended emergency might require.

Truth is, in two generations we have mostly gone from the self-sufficiency of gardening, small-farming, canning, sewing, knitting, bottling, hunting, home-baking people… into fast-food insta-meal somebody has to look after me, just-in-time, not just in case people (and that includes our food-stores, pharmacies, and hospitals). Just-In-Time is cheaper, less storage costs.

Food: It Comes From The Fridge!

Food: It Comes From.. The Fridge!

Why, Back In MY Day

I remember working as a bag-boy & stock boy at a supermarket in 1979. Built under the story was a huge stock-filled warehouse of products. Now, in most supermarkets, there is no such warehouse. Most have 3 days of food. Similar efficiencies abound in pharmacies & hospitals– all presume that the supply-chain will always function, to bring new drugs of medical supplies, no matter what.

Because when you need insulin or your heart-meds or antibiotics, a week or two shouldn`t be a problem, right? Someone will bring us food & water when our cupboards and supermarkets run out, no doubt.

Some Resources

Remember to take into consideration the sick, elderly, those needing prescriptions, and your pets. Also, how and with what you will defend yourself from intruders & looters, wild animals, or other problems. Remember any special items needed to prepare for any particular local risks: flood, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, volcano, epidemic, etc.

Learn up now; watch some basic YouTube videos. You don`t have to be a bunkerized prepper to be prepared.

If you do want to be (at least) power-outage & man-made or natural disaster resistant, here are some links to at least give you some starter-ideas.

http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/yprprdnssgd/index-eng.aspx

http://totalprepare.ca/

http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

And no, I don`t get paid for mentioning any of these links. —

— Teh Binks

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What Rough Beasts

~ ITEM: THOUGHTS AFTER LAMBETH by Eliot, T.S.

~ ITEM: T. S. Eliot’s Christian Society: Still Relevant Today?

~ THE WISE SEE what is coming, what rough beast is slouching towards Bethlehem– they feel it in their bones; they read the signs of the times; Israel had her prophets– modernity has had a few great-hearted poets and writers, readers of the soul & the world, truth-tellers in the ever-dishonest times.

We are in the middle of a three-way collision: rational life-giving Christianity, irrational suicidal non-Christian Islam, and irrational suicidal non-Christian Secularism. To both irrationals, Christ is the great enemy. His claims are blasphemy. His followers are pure evil. The free civilization and free societies built in his name must be enslaved, one way, or the other.

T.S. Eliot, prophetical poet & essayist.

T.S. Eliot, prophetical poet & essayist.

“The World is trying the experiment of attempting to form a civilized but non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time: so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the World from suicide.”

―From T. S. Eliot’s essay “Thoughts after Lambeth.” [1931]

And from another gift from God to our insane times, comes this wisdom and warning about discerning good from evil:

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

It would be lovely & convenient to exempt ourselves from this cataclysmic collision, but there is no neutrality in reality.  ~

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It All Depends

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~ IT ALL DEPENDS WHAT YOU think is actually going on– and therefore what needs to be said and done– on what you think is real and true.

For instance, if you were born in the 60s, and tend Leftwards, you think it’s all about getting people into the Kumbayah circle, generating positive feelings, and perhaps some weed-smoke, and the world will come together in peace, love, and flowers. The 60s were an optimistic time, and old barriers and conflicts were going to be fixed by the UN, and fine-sounding words, and becoming subtly Communist & worldly. This fulfilled that part of the European revolutionary spirit of the 1840s. Utopia, next stop! Happy happy, joy joy, everything is awesome!

Do You Smell Smoke?

However, what if the real situation is that we are in a burning Minas Tirith, surrounded by countless entrenched orcs, wargs, Nazgul, and other monsters; within the walls are despair, treachery, not enough warriors, and a fading spirit. There are a few hidden away in the burning city singing Kumbayah or the Gondorian equivalent, but they are worse than useless. Even worse? somehow, The Enemy is in control of the people running things. And there’s plenty of blame to go around, not just based on your habits of mind, group-think, or the alleged general consensus.

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Where’s your ‘Kumbaya’ now, puny mortals?

Wait, It Gets Worse!

Sadly, many of the churches of our time worship big government, the spirit of the age, and feelings over facts and faith. That is, the church militant– the church fighting the good fight here below cheered on by the angels, saints, martyrs and faithful ones of the church above– is making Kumbayah, not spiritual war, against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Think cops on permanent donut-break whilst the criminals run wild.

To a real extend, this is the fault of Rome. When the Roman Catholics get a sniffle, the protestants get double pneumonia. Vatican II was a mess. It replaced evangelism with ecumenism; truth with consensus (a.k.a. the pooling of ignorance & contradiction in search of truth); worship with self-regarding spectacle; a world-culture with a divided weak waffling ‘spirit’. A house divided cannot stand.

C’mon Rome– Kumbayah? Ecumenism with Muslim prayers at the Vatican? All happy times, and ever onwards and upwards? Great, big massive lies, with feckin’ bells hanging off them! Please, Pope Bergoglio: show me in the Bible where Jesus ever said that he came to bring peace, flowers, and Kumbayah, and that the march of the church is like a bunch of hippies skipping through a field of flowers. Where he said that we should surrender to other faiths, or to a worldly feel-good agnosticism.

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La lalala lalalala la la, la

So which is it?

The one thing I know and feel in my bones is that the more we deny the fact of darkness in ourselves, the world, and in spiritual places, the more we’ve wandered into a self-decieving la-la land, while failing to recognize we’re in a minefield. In the fog. At night. Having no clear idea which way to go. And the darkness knows it.

The more we live in denial, the more we excuse ourselves from these time, OUR times, which require wakeful, wise, brave people to fight against and to name the evils around us, within us, and threatening us. ~

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Braining More Gooder

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~ ITEM: 1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools

~ ITEM: Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become 

~ VIA THE INTERNETS, this 1912 test made the rounds a while back. It’s a very interesting document, and mostly predates the scariest of edumacational machinations and manipulations of the 20th century, and the plague of experts infesting society ever since.

If the test were updated to 2014, and the proper teaching and content were given, we could all pass this. Ay, there’s the rub.

After all, modern teaching propaganda is fact-lite and method-heavy, the infamous “We don’t teach kids WHAT to think, but HOW to think.” Which makes as much sense as saying “We don’t teach kids what a bike is, but how to ride properly.” It’s a false either/ or that avoids the issue.  Mills need grist. Brains need facts, and suitable learning strategies for each step in human growth.

Me Alma Mater, Halifax. Now gone.

Me Alma Mater, Halifax. Now gone.

Bzz Bzzzz Bz

The false dichotomy of learning versus facts (amongst many other ills) is why despite all the piles of money, at far too many colleges and post-secondary institutions in 2014, the first year is partly remedial math, reading, spelling, and wording more gooder. I.E., too many kids have learned neither how to think, or what to think about, but have been thoroughly propagandized (and rendered numb and cynical about) about recycling, global warming, sodomy, bully-free zones, the evils of non-liberalism and Christianity, the amazingness of progressive political leaders, and other quite tertiary matters. They have the radical critique, but are not allowed to learn what’s being critiqued, why, and whether it’s fair, or true, or balanced, or not.

The product? Busy little worker drones, buzzing away at whatever, most young skulls filled with undigested mush.

Neither Fish, Nor Fowl

It’s not a classical, or a old-style liberal education (pre- & early 20th century). I once had a gander at the She-Binks’ Grandmother’s old Grade 9 text-book, from a similar time as the document above (she lived unto 105). It was full of high-school-level maths, literature, spelling, Shakespeare, history, Latin, poetry, geography, anatomy, basic sciences, and many other subjects. It really did shock me, compared to my then-recent High School education, which was still better than what most students receive in 2014. Not as good as 1912 Grade 9.

In Nova Scotia, it is possible to graduate Grade 12 with honours without having taken (as in my day) 6+ years of history, covering ancient, medieval, early modern & modern, and Canadian history.  That is, knowing nearly nothing about your place, time, origins, how we got here, and who fought for what, and where freedom came from, and what the Pyramids are, and the Cathedral at Chartres…. well, most of history.

One Room Schoolhouses: the nursery of greatness.

One Room Schoolhouses: the nursery of greatness.

Nanny Schools?

In the olden curricula, you were more educated by grade 9 than most kids are by grade 12, and proud of your accomplishment, and skilled at many things, and given the basics of civilized truth, reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and much else besides. It was mentally, and even socially elevating, and aspiration united to education could literally mean the child of poor unlettered parents might go to college, or learn a new trade or career, and rise socially in the world.

What do we see? White or immigrant kids taking Afro-Canadian history and literature, while remaining ignorant of their heritages. Grade 12 calculus aced by people who have trouble spelling, or can’t tell you any meaning to 1066 or Magna Carta or World War 2. Well, second things first, I guess. The modern educational baby-sitting of teens from 15-18 is literally a waste of time, and could be used for college, apprenticeships, and practical training (as was true in of England in Tudor times).

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Skool Sucks

The squishiness of most modern approaches also teaches kids that learning is boring; that facts don’t matter; that all Left-wing political truths are good and true, and that there’s no such thing as a moral life aside from recycling properly, drinking politically correct coffee, and being decent to your friends. FAIL.

More and more, smart & curious kids must discover great books, learn great art, architecture, poetry, drama, history– and all the amazing and terrible and interesting things people have ever done– outside our educational system, which almost seems to exist for the good of teacher’s unions, curriculum spinners, utopian social engineers, and worker-drone making. We are making an idiocracy.

Here endeth the rant. Now, you kids get off my lawn. ~

~ Binks

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Steynian 485nst

John Derbyshire (close up)

“The drift of our own political culture seems to be confirming the Founders’ intuition that representative government can only work in a population possessed of some minimum level of virtue—thrift, restraint, industriousness, stoicism in the face of misfortune, willingness to defer gratification, and concern for the common good.”

~ John Derbyshire ~

Do Some Good

Sign the petition to save Pastor Saeed from torture for his faith in Iran, and write a letter to this courageous American pastor to show him he has not been forgotten.


That’s What They Say

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~ WHOEVER THEY™ ARE, They say that it’s always bad to start off with an apology– so I didn’t– I started with this statement.

I must apologize for the recent & relative lack of braining with essays– I’ve been very busy with family stuff, life in general, and braining takes a lot more energy than I currently have. Thus, some essays are observational crap; others vaguer repeats of older essays, and only a few I’m glad to put online.

Derping The Derpy-Derp

For instance, this morning as I’m trying to blodge, I have no notions. None. Sometimes they come from links, books read, movies watched, pattern recognition & discernment of the reality behind the news or matters of the day, and eternity. Wait.. brain is coming online.. MOAR COFFEE!

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Steynian 482rd

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”

~ Ludwig von Mises ~
(1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher


Do Some Good

Update: SaveSaeed.org

~ AMERICAN PASTOR Saeed: 300 Illegal Days in an Iranian Prison … (aclj.org)


Binks Will Now Tell You So™

~ ITEM: No Representation Without Capitulation: Prepare for your second class citizenship

~ ITEM: CURTIS BOWERS GETS IT– January 2008, Communist agenda makes its way to our mainstream.

Curtis Bowers of “Agenda: Grinding America Down”

~ ITEM: The Threat of Radical Christianity

~ ITEM: The Naked Communist–[.pdf format].. where they openly told us what would come next over the next 60 years.

~ LET ME CLEAR: Obama– and all the other radicals like him around the world and in Western nations want some basic things. They won’t come out and say so, but here it is: the list (and note, a lot of the alleged “Left” and Right” both support many of these goals). Remember: there is no idea so evil, crazy, destructive, and wrong-headed that somebody some where won’t back it to the hilt.

Fun With Crazy Schemes

  1. A Disarmed Populace.
  2. A legally unfree populace.
  3. Side-lining and abolition of any non-compliant serious organized religions.
  4. No free press, free speech, freedom of association, freedom of conscience.
  5. Deconstruction of the nuclear & extended family structure.
  6. Complete government control of the economy.
  7. A large dependent-class in each nanny-state society.
  8. Expropriatory taxation-levels, fees, energy costs, food costs, leading to the impoverishment of the middle class.
  9. Various levels of liberty, freedom, & citizenship. No equality before the law.
  10. Abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, cloning, hybrids.
  11. The destruction & effective legal abolition of marriage, and encouragement of sexual extremity, pornography, desensitization to polygamy, incest, and pedophilia.
  12. The destruction of the nation-state, absorbed into a global government.
  13. Government-controlled births.. one-child policies or worse.
  14. An “education system” that creates uninformed people, subject to propaganda.
  15. A small world population, kept around 500 million – 1 billion.
  16. The effective erasing of all legal principle, constitution, government, precedent, or set of laws opposed to their plans.
  17. Total surveillance of all activity: digital, financial, personal.
  18. The environmental & other “crisis” movements like Agenda 21 used to forward all these various projects.

Read It & Weep

There. I told you. None of this is inevitable, only hoped-for, planned, and partially in effect. It is deliberate, and part of a scheme for global governance, down to the microscopic & individual level. Nor will a lot of it work real-world, but reality never stopped a utopian, or a tyrant.

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Steynian 481rd

“… Sound historians know that most tyrannies
have been possible because men moved too late.
It is often necessary to resist a tyranny
before it exists.”

~ G.K. Chesterton ~

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Cutting (one) Of The Sewer-Pipes

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~ 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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Steynian 480nth

“We have now sunk to a depth at which
restatement of the obvious
is the first duty
of intelligent men.”

~ George Orwell ~

 


Rejoice, O Pre-Dead Minions!

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~ YOU YOURSELF personally can communicate directly with the actual Teh Binks himself via the interwebs! You can use the e-mails [ binks.webelf-at-gmail.com ], or visit Binky’s page on The Book Of Faces (where you must like or subscribe or whatever it is), and even on The Tweeter, too!

Imagine your body-wrenching waves of ecstasy when allowed to read, know, and ponder even more about the Amazing WebElf! You are most welcome.

Feel free to be inspired! ~


Bleed Awhile, Then Rise To Fight Again

~ ITEM: MUST-READ– When Biblical Morality Is Declared Immoral: “it is absolutely important to recognize the refusal to compromise is not a strategy to gain accommodation, but is a requirement in obeying God, whom we must obey in all things.”

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