Sunday, December 9, 2007

Lou Dobbs is a RACIST! And Americans are OK with it...

Inevitably - and regretably - the media speaks on behalf of the culture and people where it exists. It is frightening that Americans allow Lou Dobbs to speak on their behalf through CNN. (It is equally regreatable that CNN allows this too, but at loeast CNN has the excuse that it wants to attract viewers, and, as long as responsible journalism is not a higher priority, they at least have an excuse for putting such trash in front of the public.

What is sad, and sickening, is that Americans have become complacent and apathic at Lou Dobbs and CNN, much as they have done with the Iraq War, as well as the notions of the United States STARTING wars, engaging in TORTURE, defying the Geneva convention, using foreign lands (Guantanamo) to engage in activities which would be illegal in its own soil, doubtful election results, and so on.

Where are the Americans? Michael Moore wrote a book entitled "Dude, Where is my Country". Lee Iacocca recently wrote a book on the subject too, implying that true American values were recently trampled right under everyone's noses, and NOTHING was or is being done about it.

If the current state of affairs was documented, say, at the time of Reagan (the time of the last major war or war-like situation - the Cold War), what would have happened? How would Americans react to this?

Perhaps Americans are apathic because, as bad as things are, the economy is still reliable. That is changing, though. And it can be argued that the reason we don't see so many peace or anti-war marches is because this time around the Draft has not forced young men and women to enter the Armed Forces, as they did in the Vietnam War (the US's previous Iraq-like fiasco).

Americans profess that their country is a beacon of hope for democracy, justice, freedom, expression and the power of the marketplace to decide economic growth and future. Yet, their central government engages in wars, killing innocent people, unlawful imprisonment, takes land from whoever it wants to, bullies otyher nations with military and economic sanctions, and often does all this TO nations who have democratically elected leader, as in the case of Chile (remember September 11th... 1972?).

I think Americans should retake their country from enemy hands, and rejoin the international community of nations. They should understand clearly that their country, as it stands right now, is engaged in CRIMINAL ACTS, which they support with their tax dollars. Only the realization that, as supporters of the current regime, Americans are willful passive supporters of these actions, will they fathom the massive mistake they are engaged in, and act so as to undo this damage.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Origins of Pestilence

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work."

-- Ronald Reagan in his recently published diaries, May 17, 1986

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


If the Jesus Family Tomb has been found, then what do we make of the new information it provides?

If we deny that this tomb is indeed Jesus', then how do we accept any other tomb, such as Caiaphas or Cyrene, widely accepted as being true?

If we accept that, in all likelyhood, this is Jesus`s family tomb, then where do we start in rewriting 2000 years of history?

If Jesus had a wife, a son, and a "normal" life, then I accept him more than ever.

If the Council of Niceen avoided the apocrypha, called Judeo-Christians heretics, and upheld political aspirations of the Roman Emperor as priorities of the Council, then the first thing we need to do is analyze what they decided in Niceen, on whose authority, and what scholarship standards were applied.

If christendom, from Niceen on, adopted misleading and a poorly researched dogma, then it is high time they revisit this dogma.

If Jesus had a wife and a son, then why shouldn`t the pope and prists do too? Don`t some? Haven`t some?

If we are to have a faith, then it must be based on a high degree of truth based on all the available information, including an addendum leaving an open door to the future, when more information may be discovered through archeology or other science.

If the message we have been taught is incomplete, then the true faith will welcome a new approach, new information, and a new light.

May the truth win.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Canon balls

Chapter 9

1) When Mary had said this, she fell silent, since it was to this point that the Savior had spoken with her.

2) But Andrew answered and said to the brethren, Say what you wish to say about what she has said. I at least do not believe that the Savior said this. For certainly these teachings are strange ideas.

3) Peter answered and spoke concerning these same things.

4) He questioned them about the Savior: Did He really speak privately with a woman and not openly to us? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us?

5) Then Mary wept and said to Peter, My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I have thought this up myself in my heart, or that I am lying about the Savior?

6) Levi answered and said to Peter, Peter you have always been hot tempered.

7) Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries.

8) But if the Savior made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely the Savior knows her very well.

9) That is why He loved her more than us. Rather let us be ashamed and put on the perfect Man, and separate as He commanded us and preach the gospel, not laying down any other rule or other law beyond what the Savior said.

10) And when they heard this they began to go forth to proclaim and to preach.

The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

2 por 1

Somos uma pessoa, ou duas? Pensamos e agimos como uma, ou o produto de nossa existência pode ser compreendido por dois lados completamente diferentes? E afinal, temos um, ou dois cérebros?

Nosso cérebro esquerdo é conhecido como o cérebro da lógica, da disciplina, organização, padrões, matemática aplicada, e outros assuntos específicos, exatos. Nosso cérebro direito responde por nossas aspirações abstratas, emoções, expressão artística, matemática espacial e talvez até mesmo nossa percepção da espiritualidade.

Proponho que somos sim uma pessoa. Claro. Mas não posso dizer que a resposta é assim tão simples. A dualidade dentro de nós não pode passar despercebida. E nossas atitudes, respostas, soluções, quando vindas de um cérebro legitimamente livre e bem desenvolvido, irão sempre desvendar a existência de duas pessoas dentro de uma.

Novo Nuevo New Blog

Para muitos, o assunto de seu primeiro blog provavelmente leva grande importancia. Para mi, no es el asunto, pero si el idioma. How can I ever have a blog if I dont even know in what language it will be written?