BBC, Afternoon Play http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pr4c2 The compelling true story of two sisters, Annie and Carolyn Moore, who died in the mass suicide at Jonestown in Guyana on November 18th 1978. Over 900 people died that day, followers of Peoples Temple and its leader, Jim Jones. This documentary drama is one family’s experience of Peoples Temple, which began with the highest ideals. It’s told through the actual letters between Carolyn & Annie and their parents back home. With contributions from their sister Rebecca Moore, and music performed by Peoples Temple Choir. The letters are abridged by Sarah Daniels.
Annie Moore …… Greta Clough
Carolyn Moore …. Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
John Moore ……. Nathan Osgood
Barbara Moore …. Laura Brook
Directed in Bristol by Beth O’Dea
(L-R) Carolyn, Annie and John Moore. Photo courtesy of The Jonestown Institute. http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/ And http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown
Rather, as the physicist Wolfgang Pauli liked to say, "They are not even wrong. That is, their arguments are useless and even detrimental to the pursuit of further knowledge." http://cabalamat.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/superstition-schools-teach-superstition/
Wealthy Investors Hoard Bullion
Many of those who most earnestly propagate the need for spiritual values, and denounce secularism, and materialism, are the very same people who in their personal lives are crassly materialistic and morally and politically corrupt. Who, but a religious guru would feel the need to go around in a gold-plated limousine? Ref, New Humanist Magazine 1987.
Credit Crunch – Credit Crisis – The First Great Test of Globalization – Banking Leverage
Sovereign Funds . City & CEO Bonuses
Muslims believed that gold and silver must circulate, and this circulation, called rawaj, was a social and religious duty. Hoarding gold and silver was forbidden by the Qur’an (Koran), "Those who store up gold and silver and do not spend them in the way of God, tell them of a painful chastisement!" The cosmographer al-Qawini, writing only a decade or so after the minting of the first florin, says, "Gold is the noblest of the blessings of Almighty God upon his servants, for it is the foundation of the affairs of this world and brings order to the affairs of mankind…. With silver and gold coins, everything can be bought and sold. They must circulate, unlike other forms of wealth, for it is not desirable for anyone to accumulate silver and gold…. Anyone who stores them up destroys the wisdom created by God, just as if one imprisoned the Qadi of a town and prevented him from carrying out his duties toward the people.”
Wreck of the Western Economies! Bullion sales hit record in rush to safety: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/359da604-f6d4-11dd-8a1f-0000779fd2ac.html And, ‘Peak Oil’!
"The industrial nations of the world and their governments have been swept forward by the pressure of invention, through a barrier they did not see, into a world they have not yet understood. As the resources of the earth become more depleted, populations more crowded, and more deprived, the greater will be their effort to pass the problem on to the next generation. Self-deception will become more persuasive; optimism will take hold"! Prof C.Darlington.
The Cult of ‘Wall Street’, or that of ‘Main Street’? We all know that we have been raped, pillaged, and are now, or have been, robbed by the Banks and Wall Street, or the City: who really wants to kill off this (very possible and/or potentially) Golden Goose.
Obama’s America. The End Of The Dream. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q08wy
In the second of two films to mark the anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration, Simon Schama asks what has happened to the fabled American Dream – the promise of prosperity for all.
At the start of 2009, Obama took office in the midst of an economic and financial crisis unparalleled since the Great Depression. One of his key election pledges was to make the American money machine work for everyone. To many, the United States is synonymous with freebooting capitalism, but, as Schama discovers, since the birth of the republic there’s been confusion over the role of banks. Are they the creators or the destroyers of the American Dream?
President Obama now finds himself confronting what is not just a historical but also a political dilemma. Will he act decisively to rein in Wall Street and end the cycle of boom and bust which has destroyed the lives of ordinary Americans, or is he too timid to tamper with the goose which lays golden eggs? It’s a question which will determine whether the President is a political radical or a cautious pragmatist, and how he responds will shape America – and the face of capitalism – for years to come.
Sir David Attenborough ‘on God’ http://www.atheistmedia.com/2010/01/sir-david-attenborough-on-science.html And, http://hassers.blogspot.com/2010/01/david-attenborough-on-god-religion-and.html And, ‘don’t disguise the truth to children’. "We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and not to withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level". Ref, ‘What shall we tell the children?’ Nicholas Humphrey (Structural World View) http://www.mindmeister.com/13207398
Indoctrination: mass-deception. Self-deception and Self-radicalisation (radicalization). ‘Scary’, "Thirteen people died when psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan opened fire at the Fort Hood base in Texas last November." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8462129.stm
Really, very ‘silly’ (R.Dawkins’s ‘silly’) – Many adults intellectual level, and especially as told to our children on a daily basis UK, "not, the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level"! http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/01/white-house-says-haiti-statements-by-robertson-and-limbaugh-are-really-stupid.html Oliver Kamm: "The morality of money" Or, link – http://timesonline.typepad.com/oliver_kamm/2008/10/the-morality-of.html BBC Radio 4 The Moral Maze http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/religion/moralmaze.shtml Mostly the ‘filthy’ – Stiglitz, "it smells" i.e., like a turd. (rich, ‘spiritual’, hierarchical, and self-righteous) About the ‘unlucky’ or ‘non-filthy’ or ‘clean’ or ‘poor’ or ‘third world’ or so on… (rivers of blood, for the ‘guilty’ bankers – listen to the programme) A past blog, just after the ‘Tsunami Disaster’ – Caring, and genuinely worried about those on the margins, or well below it, so as not to come up with any ridiculously silly and stupid balderdash (primitive science, or scary stuff – sin, the transgressions against divine law, or worse) – plus the plugging of a book, which is probably, on the puerile level of, "God taking revenge on the tsunami victims, because of all the peoples bad behaviour (gay-ness and having fun-ness, so on…). He (any gods) either has his hand in the fish bowl or he doesn’t, and it is now time to make up your mind!". Said, by a (famous) ex–RC Priest at the time of the tsunami disaster. Some ‘other’ religionists blamed it on the behaviour of the populace – enough to make you give up, with all notions of having anything to do and ever, with all those ridiculous Churchy set-ups, let alone; let them, and so very readily, educate your kids, as they pretend to do, in the remarkably silly education system of the UK’s. "Poor teens" http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6989177.stm Ref, Fergus Stokes, a former priest turned humanist, said that, "Christians and other believers were trying to have it both ways" – "Either God has a hand in the fishbowl, in which case you can pray to him, or he doesn’t" – "There is some kind of inbuilt desire to hang on to supernatural forces. More and more, religion is not working for people and supernatural explanations rarely help". The ‘filthy’ – do know, quite fully, who they are, or were, and on this particular programme! See, the entry below and more…Heinrich Heine’s (observations), so on…