So first I want to say that I keep meaning to write a piece and never finding the time. I think I have fully achieved information overload, so here is where I’ll leave the duplicates so I can clear my mind.
I had promised to write something about why Christianity gets it so wrong as to how the Old Testament is viewed by non-extremist Jews. If anyone watched even one of the many speeches that the Pope gave when he visited the US, I think he cleared that up quite nicely. If you want to quibble about his views on same-sex marriage and abortion, I agree. He seems to have a private opinion, having met with a former student of his (http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/10/05/pope-not-afraid-have-gay-friend-says-former-student). That he can’t just snap his fingers and change policy in an old institution isn’t surprising. So patience my friends. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and when it was destroyed it moved into the Vatican. ?
I also wanted to say something about the current political election season. I am voting for Bernie in the primary. I fully expect that he will win an overwhelming majority of the votes. And not just traditional Democratic voters, he is bringing in Independents and not too surprisingly, Republicans. Why is that you ask? I will answer simply. Because his ENTIRE policy plan is what the Democratic party has been hawking for decades. Unfortunately, since Reagan, the Democrats abandoned their positions and joined the Republicans in the pursuit of money over people. That must change. And there are many who feel as I do. Including the Pope. I’ve said it before, money is a figment of our collective imagination. Its value is what we say it is, it is its utility that is being undermined by hoarders.
I dislike guns. I dislike people who advocate for guns. I have no problem with those who use a weapon for felling meat that will get them through. I really wish people would go back to using a bow and arrows.
Climate change is not something that humanity can ignore any longer. By that, I mean that we are making it worse, far worse. What worries me is that we are creating a nomadic world that isn’t easily moved. Love the SC reps that voted against emergency relief for NJ begging for help now. The Pope had something to say about that too (http://www.thetablet.co.uk/texts-speeches-homilies/4/663/read-the-full-text-of-pope-francis-environmental-encyclical-laudato-si-).
Tom Brady will lead the New England Patriots to a 5th Superbowl ring. Goodell will get ESPN to start some propaganda and Kraft et al will make buckets of money over the tears of every NFL fan who buys the tripe. Sorry if you bought into Deflategate (http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2015/09/01/nfl-deflategate-decision-roger-goodell-tom-brady-judge-berman). Propagandists, like the oligarchy, have a short lifespan at the top. After a while, lying is just that. And it shouldn’t be tolerated in a just society.
Black lives matter over and above all. Why you ask? We are all out of Ethiopia (which is why I don’t know why they’re digging in Johannesburg – http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/april-2011/article/finds-in-south-africa-continue-to-shake-current-models-of-human-evolution). Therefore we are all black. If we hadn’t moved out of the jungle (Eden) we would all have better pigmentation. Our brothers and sisters need our voices, our support, our love. Not to mention our righteous indignation at the consistently poor policies designed to keep them poor, uneducated and having to exist in the unrecognized dual market system.
That’s it for now. I hope I cleared up enough space to add a bit more. Always learning, always absorbing new information, even as much of it is more ancient than the masses would acknowledge.
Love you my brothers and sisters, though we may not always agree, I support your right to state your views.