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TWO COUNTRIES, ONE WORLD

Today I had a total of one visitor to my blog from two different countries…work that one out if you can. Perhaps he/she/it flew the twelve thousand miles in one day and took a look at my blog at each end of his/her/its journey, or perhaps he/she/it had some exotic form of schizophrenia. I’ve never suffered from schizophrenia-(oh yes you have, and it may well show in the following rant!)

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If you started a new blog by writing about, say, Barack Hussein Obama’s “success” as a president you would probably get a large view count and some appreciative comments. If you diversified your content in succeeding posts, and strayed from the mainstream of politically acceptable thought, your response would increasingly be somewhat diminished.

If you then began to go out on a limb and expose some rather unconventional attitudes, you would be counting your viewers on two hands, or one. If you got rather deep and philosophical, and wrote at length about some meaty issues, more followers would fall by the way-side, and then if you described yourself as a Christian, and openly expressed beliefs which didn’t fit any sizable theological niche, but rather analyzed them critically, you would end up with a maximum grand total of two views a day.

I always did see much of life differently to the majority of people. And I don’t mean to say that in an intentionally rebellious or prideful way, like some who choose the antagonist as their hero, or those who listen to the most crass metal band or rap artist at wall-rattling volume simply because it successfully annoys the neighbors.

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Christian faith-the fundamental variety-is growing ever-less acceptable in the West, and to make matters worse, within the Christian world there are innumerable divisions of interpretation. The longer I’ve been a Christian the more distant I’ve felt from my brothers and sisters, because I don’t fully endorse any one stream of acceptable thought. As one little example, to some I’m a second-class Christian and necessarily ineffective for God because I don’t speak in tongues.

The problem with having truly independent thought is that nobody else is interested in what you have to say. Oh they want to think of themselves as being independent, and being as loving as those who are independent, but they do it in a dependent sort of way. In this post-modern world people cook up weirdness for themselves just to show people how weird they are, but their weirdness is designed to impress people and so to make themselves acceptable to someone. The herd mentality is strong in human nature, and the cool dudes among humans know that they have to be cool in an acceptable way. Is following the herd a God-given trait? I don’ t think so.

Numerous aspects of my character and views and beliefs conspire to separate me from my fellow humans. It’s not as though I desire to be alone, but I find myself there anyway because no-one else sees things the way I do. Even if they agree with something I have to say, they’ll disagree vehemently with a lot of other things I think or like, or they’ll simply dislike me and stand well back. This is one of the symptoms of twenty-first century life: if you don’t fit any mold, you’re going to end up talking to yourself for company.

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I’ve always resisted the urge to follow everyone else just for the sake of having company. When they wanted to boogie-on down to the latest Bee-Gees song I couldn’t force myself to if I were paid to, because I didn’t like the Bee Gees. When they wanted to vote for Mrs. So-and-So I didn’t, because I didn’t agree with Mrs. So-and-So (is it illegal to use the title “Mrs” yet? If not, it soon will be).

I think that when I realized how hard it was to impress others (nigh-on impossible) at the age of about thirteen, I began to accept that I may as well just be me anyway and enjoy it. And how can you be true to others if you aren’t true to yourself? As someone on the radio today said, if saying the correct and needful thing to your kids for their good makes them hate you, then so be it.

The alternative to truly independent thought is to be captured to every fashion, whim, pressure, wind of thought, lie and just plain obnoxious idea or action being peddled by the popular, so that you either grow to actually agree with them, or spend a lifetime cringing and screaming inside.

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When it comes to tastes and preferences, I have to concur with the late Vivian Stanshall, who wrote, “Don’t think that I will smile at it, I’m not a weak-willed hypocrite”. Now, I’m not talking about rudeness. I’m talking about politely declining the experience of listening to John Doe’s latest album if I don’t like it; not blindly accepting Pastor X’s insightful pronouncements on salvation theology if I know them to be invalid, and not going along with the most current politically-correct view of gender if it’s blatantly false and ridiculous. I refuse to like something….if I don’t like it, and I refuse to agree with something…if I don’t agree with it. I can’t see the problem with that.

You see, contrary to some in the Christian world I don’t agree that God has not given us free will: I’m convinced that he has. I’m also convinced he’s given us all the potential to think our own thoughts and make up our own minds and to reason things out for ourselves. He’s made our characters as varied as all those millions of pieces of DNA in each cell, with their countless possible combinations-if we would only be true to our creation. His desire is for us to submit our will to his-without losing our individuality.

Of course, humans have always put each-other under pressure to conform. But the ultimate movement of conformity is under way in our time. World citizenry must begin with herding. Herding must be seemingly pleasant and helpful at first. The goal is unity: unity around the goals and plans devised and concocted by the herders. Herding must be controlled and directed by those who have the correct end-game in mind. Centralization and homogenization of all things, especially government, must include shared ideology, philosophy, tastes, and views. Hey look down the road…someone’s building a huge tower!

 

 

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Good news, dear people! Now that we’ve finally rid our world of those awful and arbitrary gender designations (see note 1 below) we will be moving ahead with further ground-breaking changes…

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Dear citizens, Our Wonderful Person has announced a new alteration to our language, formerly known in Dark Days, days of colonialism, bigotry and Trumpism, as “English”.

Our Wonderful Person wants us to remove a certain rancorous and disgusting three-letter word from permitted vocabulary due to highly offensive specificity and exclusivity. An ugly, sadistic sequence of letters, an offense around us, begins with a “t”, quickly progresses without shame to an “h”, and then abruptly ends itself with an “e”, offering no apology whatsoever. Oh, expression is almost TOO HORRIBLE TO CONTEMPLATE! Expression makes OUR WONDERFUL PERSON FEEL SICK! Expression makes me WANT TO DIE! AAAAAGH! OH NO…! I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE!! GET RID OF EXPRESSION…NOW!!!!!!

I apologize for emotion, dear people. I will duly punish myself.

Our Wonderful Person also wishes me to announce further forthcoming revisions for which we must all prepare or face consequences. Since a certain expression discussed above transgresses our new and glorious Book of Permitted Vocabulary, so others with similarity will soon be extricated from daily use. Here they are, though I am SICK AND DISGUSTED TO USE THEM OR EVEN MENTION THEM…

“It”…”in”…”on”…”under”…”at”.

UGH! OH NO!! THEY ARE JUST TOO HATEFUL AND DISGUSTING!! GET RID OF THEM!!! NOW!!!!

Ahem…

There is one more expression, or perhaps more…or less (depending how many you believe there are) to be dealt with around a very near future, according to Our Wonderful Person. An expression known as (gulp) “word”. Yes, good people, I’ve used a expression twice-give or take a few times-through my report, and for them I sincerely apologize. BUT BELIEVE ME: A PROFOUND NECESSITY OVERTOOK ME!

An above “w” expression (you know, “w…o…r…d”) must soon be removed from our books (and even our lips and our minds, dear people) since such an expression discriminates greatly against non-w…o…r…d expressions.

Around a place we will use far more inclusive and less stereotypical expressions, such as “ugh”; “hmm”, or “grr”. Our Glorious Book of Permitted Vocabulary will now be filled with happy, positive, loving and inclusive “ughs”: a far more earth-friendly, citizen-friendly prospect.

NOTE 1

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4043394/First-ze-Mr-Mrs-BANNED-Oxford-University-tells-colleges-remove-gender-specific-titles.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/05/colleges-trend-toward-gender-neutral-pronouns/71780214/

 

 

I say leave the doors of Parliament open in London, and the doors of congress, and equivalent buildings in other western capitals, and offices of big media companies, and let’s have no lock downs…

Let’s make sure that politicians and mayors and wealthy political donors and “news” reporters don’t have armed guards or live in gated communities away from the rest of us. Let’s have a level playing field.

I say that not because I want MPs to be murdered, or congressmen or senators, or media people: I certainly don’t. But if they were as vulnerable as the rest of us to extreme violence, they might try somewhat harder to find genuine solutions to the problem of terrorism which the majority of them are essentially inviting into the West.

While the globalists, safe in their expensive and secure homes and communities work in multiple ways to mash people of totally opposite world-views and cultures together, the rest of us are supposed to “get used to the new normal”, and to “not be alarmed”. Right…don’t be alarmed that you might get sliced up-literally- by a mad-man with a knife while you’re walking down the street in a “free” country!

I agree that the vast  majority of Muslims are peaceable, and want to uphold the laws of the lands they live in, and I agree that the vast majority of them are honorable people. But think of this: if only one in ten thousand holds an extreme view of his belief system, and we allow hundreds of thousands…millions…more into our countries, we’re allowing many more extremists: people who will have the opportunity to murder those around them until the police arrive to clean up the mess.

They murder not just because they hate westerners, but to silence dissent to their views (that’s worked already with the PC crowd) and to goad other would-be peaceful worshippers into a more extreme experience.

Who in their right mind takes the attitude that a few deaths don’t matter because there are so many people in the country that the likelihood of being one of the murdered is slim? That’s probably what all the victims of recent terror attacks and their parents thought before the unthinkable happened to them.

How much do politicians really care about their people and their country…?

I’m said to be “ignorant” because I believe in a Creator. I’m “a member of the flat earth society” because I don’t go along with man-made climate change propaganda. I’m “deplorable” because I like Donald Trump…

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I’m a “right-wing extremist” because I don’t support overbearing socialist and globalist agendas; I’m a “misogynist” because I want abortions to stop-some of them occur up to the moment of birth; I’m “Islamo-phobic” because I want to separate murderers from the truly peaceful; I’m “racist” because I believe we should have a border; I’m “bigoted” because I’m a white male, and I’m “hateful” because I believe in God’s design for marriage…

The list goes on.

Come on now, with all this name-calling, vilification, falsification and rioting in order to  avoid real debate, are we really in a “sophisticated” twenty-first century culture, or are we still metaphorically crawling around in prebiotic soup-“soup” being a euphemism for something much less appetizing and much more stinky?

 

Political correctness has almost succeeded in getting a stranglehold on free speech and free religious expression in the United States in recent years…

Mr. Trump has become a leader in the battle to throw off its shackles, and announced unashamedly in his recent speech in Ohio that “We will be saying Merry Christmas again”. That’s one of the best things I’ve heard in years, and I’m convinced that millions felt the same way when they heard it, because it represents-finally-some opposition to the rot, and the stifling, weakening affect of political correctness.

I see that some on the other side, determined to paint Trump as a modern day Hitler (though they, as socialists, miss the fact that Hitler was the leader of the German Socialist party) are claiming Trump is going to “force” everyone to say “Merry Christmas”. How arrogant, deceptive and divisive can people get?

No-one will be “forced” to say the dreaded seasonal greeting, but instead, some who’ve been afraid to say it will now be encouraged. Government ministers will no longer be castigated for saying those words. The reasoning behind banning them or refraining from using them in many public and work-place settings is that they are “offensive”. Well suppose I find “Happy Holidays” offensive?

The message of the birth of Jesus Christ is the best news the world has ever had. So Merry Christmas, to anyone who wants one.

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