society and culture
‘Judge not that you may not be judged’ may be good advice for our interpersonal relationships but when it comes to the events and people of our current political and social engineering theater of the absurd, it’s what we are going to do.
At the ready for the Olympics is the U.S. helping out however they can…..
The U.S. intelligence community has set up a 24/7 center to analyze all threat information coming in during the Olympic Games in London…because the Olympics…“present a potential target for terrorists and other disruptive groups.”
That should help the visitors sleep easy. Judgement on this is still out. They may thwart something big, take a bow and say that we just can’t make it without them.
The latest phase in the James Holmes Aurora shooting saga is the lost in the mail confession of the plans he sent to a psychiatrist before the event. For mass media consumption I’ll give it a 7. Judging on style, the sheer sloppiness of it gets a generous 2. As an aid in keeping James locked up in a psych hospital and never going to trial it gets a 9.
At the ready will be none other than our Army Command to make sure the upcoming political conventions don’t get out of hand.
“During the Democratic/Republican National Conventions, Department of Defense personnel will support the U.S. Secret Service,” a Northern Command spokesman said in an email.
“For operational security reasons we do not discuss the numbers of military personnel and resources that are involved,” U.S. Navy Lt. Cdr. William G. Lewis said. “Additionally, we do not share our operational plans.”
The secretary of defense would have to approve any request for military assistance, Lewis said
Judging by the past, this is not necessarily a good idea. Especially if the scenario is staged and/or manipulated.
|Troops kill antiwar protesters at Kent State|
|Chicago 1968 ——- more iconic photos of the military working the home front|
Judging the narratives …..“the fuse that connects the hemispheres”
Am I going to continue to score politicians, the media and people in general on the 9/11 Litmus Test? You bet.
Am I going to judge the sanity and cowardice of our country for allowing a small minority to control foreign policy and continue to take us to war, run and manipulate the financial system to steal everything they can, call the shots in the major media and laugh in our faces as they do it? You’re damn right I am.
“I intend to judge things for myself; to judge wrongly, I think, is more honorable than not to judge at all.”
― Henry James
“One must not let oneself be misled: they say ‘Judge not!’ but they send to Hell everything that stands in their way.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“Judgement can do without knowledge: but not knowledge without judgement.”
― Michel de Montaigne
“[Eomer:]’How shall a man judge what to do in such times?’
‘As he ever has judged,’ said Aragorn. ‘Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear…It is a man’s part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
At the moment I am at peak… I cannot take any more BS level…. When this happens I get to a loss of what to post, how many times can it be done? Over and over…
Then I remember, they use any method to break us down. And if they will have a “break the bones” policy on Palestinians, you know they have a “break the brains” for the rest of us.
…..that only in New York City can steel frame hi-rise buildings collapse from fire.
Experts from Popular Mechanics have already released a statement saying “People must realize that the laws of physics in NYC are totally different from those in a Muslim country like Turkey. NIST proved that in its report on WTC7.”
…..that John Hagee is right when he says “evangelical Christians are on the front line of defense for Israel in the United States of America” and that “The Bible is a Zionist text.” God told him so and by god we had better listen.
Sure, everybody knows these things. It’s just preaching to the choir again.
I’m going to divert myself away from all this important ‘news’ and listen to an old favorite from a local band from way back when. These guys are older now but aren’t we all.
I swiped the title from a line in this article where the author briefly describes how truly crazy dangerous our society is.
Apathy is a powerful tool used against us which seemingly arises from free will. You’ve probably heard someone say that it’s their choice not to care. Apathy is a numbness that masks the fact that a knife is gradually being plunged into our back. Once we see the blood, it’s too late.
“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.“
Charles de Montesquieu
Ray Bradbury August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
We all read his books and short stories in our younger years. He made an impression.
‘Fahrenheit 451’ (1953) excerpts
“Do you mind if I ask? How long have you worked at being a fireman?”
“Since I was twenty, ten years ago.”
“Do you ever read any of the books you bum?”
He laughed. “That’s against the law!”
“Oh. Of course.”
“It’s fine work. Monday bum Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn ’em
to ashes, then bum the ashes. That’s our official slogan.”
They walked still further and the girl said, “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out
instead of going to start them?”
“No. Houses. have always been fireproof, take my word for it.”
“Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and
they needed firemen to stop the flames.”
“I-I’ve been thinking. About the fire last week. About the man whose library we fixed. What happened to him?”
“They took him screaming off to the asylum”
“He. wasn’t insane.”
Beatty arranged his cards quietly. “Any man’s insane who thinks he can fool the Government and us.”
“I’ve tried to imagine,” said Montag, “just how it would feel. I mean to have firemen burn our houses and our books.”
“We haven’t any books.”
“But if we did have some.”
“You got some?”
Beatty blinked slowly.
“No.” Montag gazed beyond them to the wall with the typed lists of a million forbidden books. Their names leapt in fire, burning down the years under his axe and his hose which sprayed not water but kerosene. “No.”
“More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun, and you don’t have to think, eh?
We know how to nip most of them in the bud, early. You can’t build a house without nails and wood. If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the Government is inefficient, top?heavy, and tax?mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of non?combustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely `brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy. Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide?rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won’t be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely. I know, I’ve tried it; to hell with it. So bring on your clubs and parties, your acrobats and magicians, your dare-devils, jet cars, motor cycle helicopters, your sex and heroin, more of everything to do with automatic reflex. If the drama is bad, if the film says nothing, if the play is hollow, sting me with the theremin, loudly. I’ll think I’m responding to the play, when it’s only a tactile reaction to vibration. But I don’t care. I just like solid entertainment.”
The bombers crossed the sky and crossed the sky over the house, gasping, murmuring, whistling like an immense, invisible fan, circling in emptiness.”Jesus God,” said Montag. “Every hour so many damn things in the sky! How in hell did those bombers get up there every single second of our lives! Why doesn’t someone want to talk about it? We’ve started and won two atomic wars since 1960. Is it because we’re having so much fun at home we’ve forgotten the world? Is it because we’re so rich and the rest of the world’s so poor and we just don’t care if they are? I’ve heard rumours; the world is starving, but we’re well-fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we’re hated so much? I’ve heard the rumours about hate, too, once in a long while, over the years. Do you know why? I don’t, tha’s sure! Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes! I don’t hear those idiot bastards in your parlour talking about it. God, Millie, don’t you see? An hour a day, two hours, with these books, and maybe…”
All we want to do is keep the knowledge we think we will need, intact and safe. We’re not out to incite or anger anyone yet. For if we are destroyed, the knowledge is dead, perhaps for good. We are model citizens, in our own special way; we walk the old tracks, we lie in the hills at night, and the city people let us be. We’re stopped and searched occasionally, but there’s nothing on our persons to incriminate us. The organization is flexible, very loose, and fragmentary. Some of us have had plastic surgery on our faces and fingerprints. Right now we have a horrible job; we’re waiting for the war to begin and, as quickly, end. It’s not pleasant, but then we’re not in control, we’re the odd minority crying in the wilderness. When the war’s over, perhaps we can be of some use in the world.”
“Do you really think they’ll listen then?”
“If not, we’ll just have to wait. We’ll pass the books on to our children, by word of mouth, and let our children wait, in turn, on the other people. A lot will be lost that way, of course.
But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under them. It can’t last.”
Granger stood looking back with Montag. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
“And hold on to one thought: You’re not important. You’re not anything. Some day the load we’re carrying with us may help someone. But even when we had the books on hand, a long time ago, we didn’t use what we got out of them. We went right on insulting the dead. We went right on spitting in the graves of all the poor ones who died before us. We’re going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we’re doing, you can say, We’re remembering. That’s where we’ll win out in the long run. And some day we’ll remember so much that we’ll build the biggest goddamn steam-shovel in history and dig the biggest grave of all time and shove war in and cover it up.
|Rockin’ with the rattlers|
I once had a teacher say that there are as many interpretations of the Bible as there are those so inclined to do so. That’s generally true but some with similar beliefs tend to collectively come together to confirm their ‘faith.’
The offbeat ‘snake handlers’ are coming out from behind closed doors and letting the world come into their world. Check out this video and the article of the joys in tests of faith. I don’t recommend the practice but it appears that at times these folks are actually having fun. As is said, “It takes all kinds.”
Sometimes it’s the opposite way around, the snakes handle the flock. Christian zionism comes to mind. As a cult of myth and genocide and theft, the argument can be made that these zionists, and I hesitate to call them Christians, are much more dangerous to themselves and the world than any rattlesnake could ever be.
Other snakes that handle folks as they squirm and writhe in an attempt to escape include Wall Street and central bankers, politicians, think tanks, a myriad of other religious beliefs and the hidden hands that lie behind all of them. The front men of the Bilderbergers are an example as are the CFR, AIPAC, the ADL and any number of others whose only purpose is control of the mostly paralyzed masses. Paralyzed in their beliefs.
Have you ever chopped the head off of a rattlesnake? The body will continue to move for a good while and the eyes of the head will follow you around while still bearing its fangs. Eventually it does die.
We need to do a little chopping, both symbolically and literally.
Wishful thinking or is reality setting in for jews who haven’t completely lost their minds?
Farewell Israel? So is the American-Jewish romance with Israel coming to an end? Are the American Jews known for their liberal views distancing themselves from Israel? Or is it simply an overstatement? Do they support the current Israeli policies? Does the Israeli lobby represent their views? And do they have a strong connection to the Holy Land?
The judaic mormon may visit Israel soon.
Rumors in Washington claim that the expected Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney, is planning a quick visit to Israel in a few months in order to embarrass President Barack Obama, who has never visited Israel since taking office. According to these rumors, Romney’s staff hope that a visit to Israel, which will win extensive media coverage, will motivate Jewish voters to abandon the Democrats, their traditional political home, in favor of Romney.
Barry did visit Israel in 2008 as a presidential candidate. I would think Mittens will use some of the same photo ops.
Obomber got a photo op today by posthumously bestowing the Medal of Honor on a Vietnam War soldier killed in Cambodia in 1970. All the grunts, especially those drafted, who served in that war deserve a Medal of Honor for dying and suffering in vain for the bankers and war contractors. The basic reasons for war never changes, only what we are told are the whys are what vary from one conflict to another.
A gaggle of criminals and media whores including George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton came together for
“An Evening of Remembrance” and raised $2 million for the Flight 93 National Memorial to a lie. Only $8 million to go. It was disappointing to see that Vince Gill performed and is obviously a dupe for the con.
The Icelandic people have demonstrated a way to beat the international money printers and controllers of information. The last thing entrenched usurers would want is for you to think you could also free yourself from their chains.
From a comment at the above linked article: “This can only happen in a country where people have the same mindset. Most western countries are too divided to stand strong as one to oppose the tyrant.”
Yep, that division continues to work its wonders.
We give Israel at least $8 million a day and that’s a conservative number if you don’t include the wars for the jews and that amount is going up, up, up. We give who knows how much to terrorists in Syria and in every other country we want under our thumb. But social security is being portrayed as for losers. Health care for all is a commie plot according to the psychopaths in charge. Laws are being passed to drug test the poorest of the poor in the name of using taxpayer’s money appropriately. The crime syndicate Federal Reserve made $77 billion (probably a low number) last year in their money from nothing scam. J.P. Morgan lost $2 billion + at the casino and says ‘sorry.’ College kids fell for the American dream that going into debt will pay off sometime. We find the money to kill and bail out corrupt banks but education is useless and passé when the military is the only job option.
For $30 billion annually, the U.S. could provide free tuition for all students who want to go to college.
We now find that ‘psychiatrists’ and other ‘specialists’ are re-writing the book on what constitutes an alcoholic or drug addict which will add 20 million or more to those categories. This is all for the insurance companies to limit addiction treatment by saying ‘it’s just too expensive, there’s too many of them’ and gain some more profits. We’ll just build more prisons and let the addicts dry out there. And no medical marijuana for you.
Ahh, but this touching moment made my day.
Lock and load.