Talking about The Age of Stupid


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

http://vimeo.com/3253546 

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

Sex Education  http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/L/lifestuff/content/up_close/letstalksex/index.html  And, http://www.teachers.tv/video/12119

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
ISBN: 055381771X
 
BBC Security Correspondent. Islamic World. What it all means in modern times! Blood and Sand
 
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,
And every way leads to the goal.
Our joys, our sorrows,
Are all a will o’ the wisp’s game !

Through the mountain stream’s dry channel
I wend my way calmly downward.
Every river finds its way to the ocean,
And every sorrow to its grave.

 
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.’"

 

"Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process". http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16312-shocking-study-reveals-people-still-willing-to-torture.html
 

Gone Viral – Fox News. 

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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