http://www.ageofstupid.net/ ‘Making us all feel guilty; when really this problem (the major part of it) lies at the feet of the directors of Shell, BP, and the lack of government regulations, so on…’ Ref, BBC Newsnight Review of The Age of Stupid.
Hoping for change to: the political/constitutional; politician’s; directors (CEO’s) within the major industries – the major cause of global warming:- a ‘paradigm shift’ of attitude within Great Britain’s ‘locked and shocked’ seizure (the credit crunch, banking crisis, social, moral and very stupid political corruptness) and the social infantile situation (‘the infantile situation’ GB). Without this paradigm shift, perhaps nothing will happen, until it is far too late for the survival of many of our children into 2030 and beyond! UK Parliament; Party Politics; (its) Traditions; Monarchy; Church of England; House of Lords; Lawmaking; so on… : falls – well within, the ‘Infantile Social Situation’ http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/role/customs/traditions.cfm
Growing world population will cause a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, the UK government chief scientist has warned. Prof John Beddington Global Crisis by 2030 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7951838.stm And, www.NewScientist.com ‘Meltdown’. "Forget polar bears, the rapid warming in the Arctic could be a catastrophe for us all." Fred Pearce, reports. 28th March 2008. Sir David Attenborough ‘warns on population growth’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7996230.stm
Easter – "No ‘problem’ with Jesus (Gods – Sons of Gods) just the various ‘set ups’": Britains Churches are: "Pretty on the outside, but ugly on the inside".
"Alienating", "ignorant" and "pernicious", ‘arrogance’ and ‘admiration’, of itself (man). ‘The Citadel of Self’ or ‘The Nuclear Self’. Holy row – Why Pope Benedict maintains anti-condom stance http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7951838.stm Pope Benedict XV1 visits Angola "When God’s word… is neglected, and when God’s law is ridiculed, despised, laughed at, the result can only be destruction and injustice." Isn’t this, utter wickedness? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7967173.stm Or the, ‘perfection of wickedness’, in the withholding of sex education information and the freedom that is found, in a modern knowledge based culture; from our young adults http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7992482.stm The incoming Archbishop of Westminster has called on Catholics to oppose proposals to allow ‘pregnancy advisory services’ to advertise on TV and radio.
Surely, a child might tell him, "Ignorance, overpopulation, poverty and war, in any order, would be some of the most profound scourges of modern humankind. Sir David Attenborough ‘warns on population growth’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7996230.stm
Wikipedia definition of hate speech: “speech intended to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence or prejudicial action against a person or group of people based on their race, gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, moral or political views, socioeconomic class, occupation or appearance (such as height, weight, and hair color), mental capacity and any other distinction-liability.” Our Faith Talk is in the Gutter http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/eboo_patel/2008/01/our_faith_talk_is_in_the_gutte.html Politicians are to blame for whipping up public hatred http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5977153.ece
The Closed System of Thought – Church Schools and Faith Schools UK, "He can prove everything he believes and he believes everything he can prove". The closed system sharpens the faculties of the mind, like an over-efficient grindstone to a brittle edge, it produces a scholastic Talmudic, hair-splitting, brand of cleverness, which affords no protection against committing the crudest imbecilities. People with this mentality are found, particularly often, among the intelligentsia. I like to call them the clever imbeciles, an expression, which I do not consider offensive, as I was one of them’. A.Koestler. See, ‘Bricks to Babel’. Ref, Romans – enough to make you cry http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!711.entry And, ‘Her Name Was Hypatia’ – gender discrimination – religion http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!710.entry
Ref, "Preposterous" and more… http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1071.entry
President Barack Obama has said that the US must have an "exit strategy" in Afghanistan, even as Washington sends more troops to fight Taliban militants. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7958447.stm
British Troops BBC Radio4 ‘fighting poor farmers’. British Ask: `Will Obama Forgive Britain for Torture of His Grandfather?’ http://annietheamp.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!79A30FF0D668A106!2880.entry
Barack Obama ‘evil and ideology’ : ‘values and facts’. http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!2568.entry
Of course: Mark Steel 11minutes (and before) into the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-p9d1UsyLg&feature=related
Author: Frank Gardner
T. S. Eliot. Wilhelm Muller. Albert Camus.
"Modern nations are driven by powerful forces along the roads of power and domination . . . They hardly need our help and, for the moment, they laugh at attempts to hinder them. They will, then, continue. But I will ask only this simple question: what if these forces wind up in a dead end, what if that logic of History on which so many now rely turns out to be a will o’ the wisp?"
Into the deepest mountain chasms
A will o’ wisp lured me;
How to find a way out
Doesn’t worry me much.
I’m used to going astray,
Through the mountain stream’s dry channel
Tony Ben: ‘Why Are We In Afghanistan Again?’ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-bSzAuisI4I
The Closed System of Thought. Ignorance – Compulsive Lying – ‘Spinning’ – Public Disconnection – Conning: ‘Beyond any Belief or any normal persons Knowledge or Reason’ – ‘Living In Some Bubble’ – ‘A Yellow Submarine’ – ‘A Fishbowl’. In Parliament UK, today –http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7961934.stm Defending her strategy to MPs, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said it was "comprehensive and wide-ranging". The government’s plan to train 60,000 workers to look out for potential terror attacks is "flawed", the Conservatives have said. Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne raised concerns about the methods used to combat terrorism, including holding suspects without charge for up to 28 days. People going about their daily lives such as trainspotters and night fishermen had been arrested by "overzealous" police officers citing security issues, he said. Ref, The Dustbin Stasi – County Councils, Police, and other authorities; misuse of Anti-terrorism Laws UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082225/March-dustbin-Stasi-Half-councils-use-anti-terror-laws-watch-people-putting-rubbish-wrong-day.html?ITO=1490
Thought Control Within The Closed System
5) Manipulate a system of rewards, punishments, and experiences in order to promote learning the group’s ideology or belief system and group-approved behaviours. Good behaviour, demonstrating an understanding and acceptance of the group’s beliefs, and compliance are rewarded while questioning, expressing doubts or criticizing are met with disapproval, redress and possible rejection. If one expresses a question, he or she is made to feel that there is something inherently wrong with them to be questioning.
6) Put forth a ‘closed system of logic and an authoritarian structure that permits no feedback’ and refuses to be modified except by leadership approval or executive order. The group has a top-down, pyramid structure. The leaders must have verbal ways of never losing. Ref, Stanley Milgram http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment
Some questions in Parliament, answered, as I only very roughly heard them, by the Home Secretary Jaqui Smith MP: question, ‘Faith Schools and Church Schools cause division in society / ethnicity, and so on, can result in some massive discontent’? Answer, ‘I have had a great deal to do with Education and this is not so and in my experience’. Question, ‘Invasion of Iraq (call for a Public Enquiry, again) as the principal catalyst for recruitment of ‘home-grown’ terrorism / ists’, and is the Governments Policy in Afghanistan causing the same’? Answer, ‘Al-Qaeda was around much earlier (of course it was) and in Iraq (which it wasn’t – British / US Intelligence – *faulty*, see, below) Ref, ‘home-grown’ terrorism/ists – Frank Gardener BBC Security Correspondent ‘Blood and Sand’ "The US-led invasion and occupation was to transform what was once a brutal, repressive but essentially secular dictatorship into the biggest live laboratory for terrorism. Iraq effectively became a recruiting agent for violent jihadi Islamists from all over the Arab world and even Europe." (The Tali-Brum) *"It will be a very long time indeed before a government in power can expect to convince Parliament and the public with the words, ‘Trust us, if you had seen the intelligence we have.’"