Hit ’em in the balls – USA’s (new) ‘wonder drug’ – Tony Benn is right or wrong!
‘Shag ’em-out’ and ‘peace and love’ – get them hooked – Drugs of the Psy-ops! Viagra for Warlords – the ‘recreational drug of choice’ in forming the ‘new utopia of Afghanistan and the taming of the hoards’. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7800549.stm 26/12/2008 http://politicalmusic.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/viagra-lure-for-afghan-warlords/ And other stuff – like Swiss Bank accounts, see below…
The paradox of religion is that although so much of it’s substance is demonstrably false, yet it still exists in all societies.
How can such a force in society be extracted from a tissue of illusions?
One answer is that virtually all forms of sacred rites serve the purposes of communication. In primitive societies ceremonies can offer information on the strength and wealth of tribes and families. For example: a group gives a ritual dance and individuals indicate their willingness to give military support to a leader. In more advanced society’s military parades, embellished by the paraphernalia and rituals of the state religion serve the same purpose.
To sanctify a procedure or statement is to certify it beyond question! This certification, the heart of all religions is granted to the practices and dogmas that serve the most vital interests of the group. The sacred rituals for the supreme effort and sacrifice prepare the individual. Overwhelmed by shibboleths, special costumes, and the sacred dancing and music, so accurately keyed to his emotive centres he has a religious experience. He is ready to reassert allegiance to his tribe and family, perform charities, consecrate his life, leave for the hunt, join the battle and die for God and Country. “Deus Vult” (God wills it) was the rallying cry of the First Crusade. Ref, ‘An Adult’s Guide To God’s’, Part 2.
“For nationalism has a traditional and highly elaborate ritual of its own. Revolutionary democracy can offer nothing to compare with the royal processions, the military parades, the music pregnant with associations, the flags, the innumerable emblems, by means of which patriotic sentiment can be worked up and the real presence of the motherland made manifest to every beholder”. And, “In time, it is true, experience teaches him that magic formulas and ceremonial gestures do not give him what he wants. But until experience has taught him – and he takes a surprisingly long time to learn – man’s behaviour is in many respects far sillier than that of the animal”, Huxley.
British Ask: `Will Obama Forgive Britain for Torture of His Grandfather?’
Bankrupt Britain – Credit Crunch
“Seven years after the Taleban were removed from power, the worry is that for many Afghans the promises of a better future seem to be becoming a distant dream”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7451165.stm
Air Strikes http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7582170.stm 26/8/2008
Afghan victory played down http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7653116.stm 5/10/2008
We can’t win the war in Afghanistan http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=9935688 5/10/2008
Is Alquaeda Winning: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/isalqaedawinning/pip/z8oht/ 5/10/2008
“Domestication of the Taliban” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7661845.stm 13/10/08
Christmas 2008. Swiss Bank Accounts – Child Abductions – Social Chaos http://www.channel4.com/news/themes/fight_for_afghanistan
“After 13 years, eight of them involving bloody fighting in Helmand, Britain’s war in Afghanistan is finally over” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29744972