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The Ugly Truth: Let’s keep in mind that the first recorded sex slave–at least as far as the history of Western Civilization is concerned–was Sarah, the wife of Abraham.

god-republican-or-democrat.jpgAccording to the ordeal as described in the bible, TWICE the father of Judaism sold his wife into prostitution for his own personal enrichment. Giving credence to that old saying concerning an apple not falling far from the tree we have Abraham’s son Isaac who–following in his father’s footsteps–attempted the same thing with his wife Rebecca. A few chapters later we see Lott, Abraham’s nephew, giving away his two virgin daughters to a group of sex maniacs, encouraging them to gang-rape his own daughters, saying “abuse them as you see fit”. Later, these same daughters, no doubt having lost their minds after being handed over by their own father and “abused” the entire night in exactly the fashion he intimated, engage in incestuous relations with him.

And it just gets better and better. When the Israelites invade the land “promised” them by God, they are ordered by no less than Moses himself to kill everything that breathes except “all the little girls who have not known man, which you may keep for yourselves and do with as you please”–in other words the same “child brides“ we constantly hear about in Islam. We hear all about how Muslim men are permitted to have 4 wives, but do we hear anything about how the biblical character Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines (sex slaves)?

Animals, less than sufficiently evolved, less than human, bow down to gods.

Human Beings, do not.

jesus-automaticTom Sullivan, over at Digby’s place, asks: “If their god is God (as Yul Brynner might say), why do they feel it necessary to defend the Creator of the Universe? Presumably, God is perfectly capable of taking care of himself.”

Founder Jefferson wrote, “It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” Founder Franklin wrote, “Your ‘rights’ end at the tip of your nose.” There are no rights without responsibility. Your “rights” end when they impinge upon mine. Your “right” to practice your religion ends when it impinges upon my right not to.

I am often reminded of an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, where an apparently immortal entity became so bereaved at the death of his (apparently) not-immortal love at the hands of an invading horde he destroyed them. Not just the horde, or their spacecraft, or home planet(s). He destroyed them back to a point where they never even evolved. That how’s how I feet about the Jew “Christian” Muslim Mormon Cult of Make Domination: would that I had the power to destroy them back to a point where they never even evolved.

Fear me, you are a threat to my grandchildren’s future.

A picture painted, a description. It is not as you see it.

5000-year-old underground city found in Turkey
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Construction workers found a huge ancient city underground in Turkey. During construction throughout the province of Nevsehir, where workers had already demolished 1,500 buildings, a massive underground city filled with tunnels, escape galleries and hidden churches was discovered. Construction, which reportedly had cost the country upwards of $40 million, was subsequently cancelled. Despite such a major investment, officials aren’t considering this to be a loss because of the magnitude of their discovery.

The Censoring of History and Politics Takes Us Back to the Dark Ages

Fear me, I’ve forgotten more than you will ever know.

Over at Digby’s place Tom Sullivan asks “[w]hat happens to America and its children once investment gurus decide the K-12 market is no longer the place to invest money? When education is no longer the Big Enchilada? When they dump their charter schools back on the states? Or raze them to build condos?”

tumblr_lwua2fKCQC1r7qpeho1_500Those who have followed the school deform movement know that standing just behind parents expressing genuine concern for their children are investors. Millionaires and billionaires are targeting public education for the same reason banksters pimped mortgage loans. For the same reason Wall Street tried to privatize Social Security. For the same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks.

What is the largest portion of the budget in all 50 states?

We no longer “educate” our children. We indoctrinate our children.

S’Ok, though, it’s not Fascism when we do it.

Because what the privatization of public education is leading to, Giroux believes, is “a new form of authoritarianism,” a democracy stripped of agency, a kind of “totalitarianism with elections.” It is a betrayal of the founders’ vision, one we are meant to forget.

Perhaps ten thousand years ago the Jew/”Christian”/Muslim/Mormon Cult of Male Domination usurped the Woman’s proper role in the ordering of the world and everything – everything: War, religion/politics… pornography, history – enforces that domination. All of it built on lies. You’ve been suckered, aren’t you proud?

The Censoring of History and Politics Takes Us Back to the Dark Ages

Fear me.

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Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers.”

Perhaps ten thousand years ago the Jew/”Christian”/Muslim/Mormon Cult of Male Domination usurped the Woman’s proper role in the ordering of the world and everything – everything: War, religion/politics… pornography, history – enforces that domination. All of it built on lies. You’ve been suckered, aren’t you proud?

CNN: “Egypt bans movie ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’”

“CNN’s Ian Lee reports that the reason why Egypt banned a Hollywood film — not the ban itself — has surprised many.”

You should be reading Dr Cole everyday.

The Censoring of History and Politics Takes Us Back to the Dark Ages

Who will remember what this age was like? And how will it be remembered?

The Golden Age, by Christy Rodgers

freddykruegerunclesamThe vast fields of oil-stained asphalt surrounding the gargantuan concrete temples in which there were no collective public rituals, only individual ones, requiring currency transactions. The heads of mountains sliced off and their guts ripped out and their veins bleeding black waste through the bleak towns. The dry exurban plains of the brown world glittering everywhere with acres of windblown plastic trash. The mountains of waste, as tall as Everest, as deep as the oceans. The waste, the waste, the waste.

The superhighways, the soft wheels turning everywhere. The global triumph of the private car. The daily traffic jams. A city disgorges ten million vehicles and they inch along a ten-lane freeway. What’s the saddest pretty thing in the world? At night in the western desert, the endless line of diamonds winding up the grade, the endless line of rubies winding down. A whole separate history unfolding inside each car. A history whose unique and intricate detail will disappear like a melting snowflake leaving behind only a genetic trace – perhaps – and a tiny increase in local entropy. “All these memories will be lost… like tears in the rain.” What is human?

Outside each car? The Sixth Extinction

The contingent sanctuaries, the oases in the desert of the real. The last river you can drink from. The last forest where you can go a whole week without hearing the noise of a single machine. The last tundra from which you can see the pulsing velvet blackness of the night sky unpolluted by any other light. The last village where no wants to leave and no one has to leave to make money. The last glacier? The last uncontacted tribe. The Last Poets.

Sowing the wind, reaping the whirlwind.

The sense that it was all foretold, by word-poets, image-poets, first and last. It was all foreseen long before the Bomb went off or the Wall came down – thewhat, if not the how. What “freedom” would look like. The infinity of darkness under all the lights, the silence under all the noise, the reverberating sound of the final crash echoing distantly, daily, somewhere in our minds. Which never comes but is always here, our constant companion, close as our own shadow, from now on, world without end, amen.

You all are a clear and present danger to my grandchildren’s future.

Fear me.

Michael Hanlon writes: We live in a golden age of technological, medical, scientific and social progress. Look at our computers! Look at our phones! Twenty years ago, the internet was a creaky machine for geeks. Now we can’t imagine life without it. We are on the verge of medical breakthroughs that would have seemed like magic only half a century ago: cloned organs, stem-cell therapies to repair our very DNA. Even now, life expectancy in some rich countries is improving by five hours a day. A day! Surely immortality, or something very like it, is just around the corner.

gop-humping_nThe notion that our 21st-century world is one of accelerating advances is so dominant that it seems churlish to challenge it. Almost every week we read about ‘new hopes’ for cancer sufferers, developments in the lab that might lead to new cures, talk of a new era of space tourism and super-jets that can fly round the world in a few hours. Yet a moment’s thought tells us that this vision of unparalleled innovation can’t be right, that many of these breathless reports of progress are in fact mere hype, speculation – even fantasy.

Yet there once was an age when speculation matched reality. It spluttered to a halt more than 40 years ago. Most of what has happened since has been merely incremental improvements upon what came before. That true age of innovation – I’ll call it the Golden Quarter – ran from approximately 1945 to 1971. Just about everything that defines the modern world either came about, or had its seeds sown, during this time. The Pill. Electronics. Computers and the birth of the internet. Nuclear power. Television. Antibiotics. Space travel. Civil rights.

There is more. Feminism. Teenagers. The Green Revolution in agriculture. Decolonisation. Popular music. Mass aviation. The birth of the gay rights movement. Cheap, reliable and safe automobiles. High-speed trains. We put a man on the Moon, sent a probe to Mars, beat smallpox and discovered the double-spiral key of life. The Golden Quarter was a unique period of less than a single human generation, a time when innovation appeared to be running on a mix of dragster fuel and dilithium crystals.

Today, progress is defined almost entirely by consumer-driven, often banal improvements in information technology.

Nothing has changed in forty years. Nothing is new. We are leeches on our grandchildren’s inheritance, fleas agitating the hide of a far greater organism.

More James Fallows on our Chickenhawk Nation:
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Ours is the best-equipped fighting force in history, and it is incomparably the most expensive. By all measures, today’s professionalized military is also better trained, motivated, and disciplined than during the draft-army years. No decent person who is exposed to today’s troops can be anything but respectful of them and grateful for what they do.

Yet repeatedly this force has been defeated by less modern, worse-equipped, barely funded foes. Or it has won skirmishes and battles only to lose or get bogged down in a larger war. Although no one can agree on an exact figure, our dozen years of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and neighboring countries have cost at least $1.5 trillion; Linda J. Bilmes, of the Harvard Kennedy School, recently estimated that the total cost could be three to four times that much. Recall that while Congress was considering whether to authorize the Iraq War, the head of the White House economic council, Lawrence B. Lindsey, was forced to resign for telling The Wall Street Journal that the all-in costs might be as high as $100 billion to $200 billion, or less than the U.S. has spent on Iraq and Afghanistan in many individual years.

Yet from a strategic perspective, to say nothing of the human cost, most of these dollars might as well have been burned. “At this point, it is incontrovertibly evident that the U.S. military failed to achieve any of its strategic goals in Iraq,” a former military intelligence officer named Jim Gourley wrote recently for Thomas E. Ricks’s blog, Best Defense. “Evaluated according to the goals set forth by our military leadership, the war ended in utter defeat for our forces.” In 13 years of continuous combat under the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, the longest stretch of warfare in American history, U.S. forces have achieved one clear strategic success: the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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