Monday, March 30, 2015

George Takei v. Jesus of Nazareth

"I myself am a Buddhist, not a Christian. But I cannot help but think that if Christ ran a public establishment, it would be open to all, and He would be the last to refuse service to anyone. It is, simply put, the most un-Christian of notions."
George Takei

https://www.facebook.com/msnbc/posts/887600914669495


Although I want to agree with this sentiment, I am not certain that it is true.


First of all, Jesus did not provide a "service" or run a "public establishment". He proclaimed the Kingdom of God to the lost sheep of Israel and attempted to guide them back to the path leading to their salvation.


He said the following when amplifying the scope of His ministry:


Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:17-18 KJV

Since the issue at hand apparently stems from certain Biblical laws, I don't think it's at all obvious what Jesus would do in this situation.


Would He say, "George, you are a sinner"?


Or would He say, "I forgive you"?


Or would He say, "It really doesn't matter what you do, as long as you love one another"?


Or would He say, "Every jot and tittle of the law shall be fulfilled"?


Here's what I think: I think it's our place to love, forgive, and show compassion to each other, while it's G-d's prerogative to judge and punish as He sees fit.


What do YOU think?

Australia Will TAX Bank Deposits

According to this report, Australia intends to tax bank deposits:

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/28/tony-abbott-accused-of-breaking-pledge-over-report-of-bank-deposit-levy

And according to this confirmation, Australia's move is a trial balloon which will soon be followed by governments all over the world:

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/30/australien-bereitet-zwangsabgabe-auf-sparguthaben-vor/

[You may have to translate from the original German to read the latter report.]

You thought it was your money, right?

You probably also thought Social Security was an annuity to which you were legally entitled.

You were wrong on both counts.

Is This The Way To Solve The Iran Crisis ???

As the deadline approaches in Lausanne it should be kept in mind that the only reason for Iran’s nuclear program is Israel’s huge, offensive nuclear arsenal that is a constant threat to the Middle East and the wider world.

Netanyahu has control of up to 400 nuclear warheads situated in underground silos at Dimona, in the Negev, and other sites plus his submarine-based, nuclear-tipped ICBMs submerged in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.


The size and extent of this nuclear arsenal confirms that it is many, many times larger than that required for any defensive or deterrent measure and is clearly an offensive threat to all countries in the Middle East and beyond.


Neutralising this threat, by implementing a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, would solve the entire issue of Iran and nuclear proliferation. A good start would be to insist that Netanyahu now signs the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) without further delay.


Iran, of course, is already a signatory and subject to inspection.


http://www.globalresearch.ca/neutralising-the-threat-of-israels-undeclared-nuclear-arsenal-would-immediately-solve-the-iranian-issue/5439591


I do not agree that this would stop Iran or anyone else from developing nuclear weapons, but it is something that needs to be done. Israel's nuclear arsenal was not developed to protect against its neighbors. Those weapons are meant for the Russians and us.

Official Transcript Of Ted Cruz Presidential Announcement

Although Ted Cruz is one of my Senators, I will not be supporting him in 2016 (or for any other election):



By the way, a true and faithful Christian does indeed want the End Times to begin:

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Revelation 6:9-10 KJV

And (not surprisingly, if you think about it), so did the Ghost Dancers who were massacred by the US Army at Wounded Knee. America fears (with good reason) that she will be punished by G-d at the end of the age, so she is doing all she can to stop the clock.

Prisons - Ours v. Theirs

Here is an analysis of a prison in Norway:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/the-radical-humaneness-of-norways-halden-prison.html

And here is a description of a prison in the US:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/inside-americas-toughest-federal-prison.html

Which is the more advanced society? Which is the more brutal?

Are our prisons like this because we enjoy "punishing" people, or because the prison owners enjoy making so much money?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Who Chooses "Our" Presidents ???

The Founders set up an "electoral college" to choose the US President, allegedly so that the best person available would get the job.

Today, even though we supposedly have free elections to choose the President, the selection is really made by bankgangsters, corporations, and their collaborators in the one percent.


You can read a discussion about how this will work in the 2016 election here:


http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/hillary-clintons-presidential-campaign-now-effectively.html


I don't vote. Voting in the US is a sick joke, and the candidates and so-called issues are an insult to the intelligence of the American people.


But I urge you to do whatever you think is best. And when you do, remember this:


The Master's tools will never dismantle the Master's house.

And voting is one of the Master's tools.

Comply, Or Else

This is what the US has become, and it's not a pretty picture:

“Do exactly what I say, and we'll get along fine. Do not question me or talk back in any way. You do not have the right to object to anything I may say or ask you to do, or ask for clarification if my demands are unclear or contradictory. You must obey me under all circumstances without hesitation, no matter how arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory, or blatantly racist my commands may be. Anything other than immediate perfect servile compliance will be labeled as resisting arrest, and expose you to the possibility of a violent reaction from me. That reaction could cause you severe injury or even death. And I will suffer no consequences. It's your choice: Comply, or die.”

Americans as young as 4 years old are being leg shackled, handcuffed, tasered and held at gun point for not being quiet, not being orderly and just being childlike - i.e., not being compliant enough.

Americans as old as 95 are being beaten, shot and killed for questioning an order, hesitating in the face of a directive, and mistaking a policeman crashing through their door for a criminal breaking into their home - i.e., not being submissive enough.

And Americans of every age and skin color are being taught the painful lesson that the only truly compliant, submissive and obedient citizen in a police state is a dead one.