Monday, July 20, 2020
Friday, March 15, 2019
The Guardian Article When it comes to places of worship , the media usually focuses on church shootings , but this was a mosque shooting . I also found it to be of remarkable interest that the New Zealand government , under Prime Minister Jacinda Arden , has deemed this to be a terrorist attack . Not only because it was carried out by only one or two gunmen , with no known organizational ties , but also because when for example church shooter Dylan Roof carried out his attack , the authorities did not charge him with committing a terrorist act . Seemingly New Zealand has a larger , and some might assert fairer , definition of terrorism , compared to the U.S.A. Obviously , at any rate , this incident was a cowardly atrocity , which even if the particular mosque were preaching extremist doctrine , it still would not be justified, given its unlawful killing of non-combatants . And also , even though I do believe that religious supremacism should be confronted , I likewise feel that to carry out such violent propaganda of the deed against churches which espouse such dominion theology would be unwarranted . New Zealand , and especially all those impacted by this deadly hate crime , have my condolences .
Sunday, December 23, 2018
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/12/04/gun-license-sen-kevin-parker-says-social-media-check-required/2200158002/ In an unconscionable , and I believe unconstitutional , disregard for civil liberty , and personal privacy , State Senator Kevin Parker has introduced a bill to make mandatory that applicants for gun licenses turn over passwords for such social network platform accounts as Facebook , and Twitter , so that their posting history over the past three years can be gone over for possible indications of such things as racism , for example . Now usually on my blog I tend to call out the Republican right . But this time it's a Democrat who has shown himself to be the would be infringer of individual civil rights . This piece of proposed legislation would gather personal information , without a warrant , in an investigation of what would essentially be a thought crime . And would anti-white gun owners also be potentially penalized under this suggested law , or can only white people be considered to be racist ? Also , as an aside , I just today learned that the before mentioned sponsor of this introduced bill has himself a history of inflammatory commentary on Twitter . https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-parker-giove-rants-20181218-story.html So I feel that those in glass houses should not be so quick to throw stones .
Monday, November 19, 2018
https://www.businessinsider.com/venezuela-id-card-tracks-citizens-like-china-2018-11?utm_content=bufferb0f95&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti&fbclid=IwAR0Pv5Y6hCcYrnbL_P2JnhtmRm8BJtVF6oOC3j_t3QumiGPssDKietCyo2QWhat I have been concerned might happen , with with regard to possible abuses of such technology , has finally come to fruition , in Venezuela , and also China . Under such a policy , which I imagine could be potentially implemented in any nation , no matter the political , or economic system , left-wing , right-wing , socialist , or capitalist , all persons will be reduced to the status of pets of of the the state . For it's along the same sort sort of lines of RFID microchips , such as my dad had the vet implant my Jack Russell terrier with https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/07/25/do-microchip-implants-pose-health-risks-ask-swedes-and-pets/507408001/. Kind of gives new meaning to the term , " mark of the beast " , which some Christians suspect this of constituting https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/703856/MARK-OF-THE-BEAST-Secret-plan-to-implant-us-all-with-ID-chips-by-2017 , https://www.cbsnews.com/news/microchip-implant-controversy-a-mark-of-the-beast-or-the-coming-singularity/ , while others do not http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/mark-of-beast-rfid-technology.html . For some examples of what exactly I am referring to , < https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3P954uvXUYs&fbclid=IwAR2OJfn1MVQUO_BrsmOhBGd13yRZ29ne0gvrEAI9w38vuOyZ5 fMUtpb3urA , https://kstp.com/news/wisconsin-company-to-implant-microchips-in-employees-three-square-market/4549459/?fbclid=IwAR1t5A2n7b6dBxn22Jxrp4438h4ZieVu-Q3N4yk3lRkBdCk_Lna3YJ7CyCk , https://www.theguardian.com/money/commentisfree/2016/mar/21/fear-cashless-world-contactless?fbclid=IwAR1YP1Zi0Dd7r_N7uHuulcHLYzrDQILGEnTSmy7WmIY8gMrswmxjd30qQOY , https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/14/is-your-boss-secretly-or-not-so-secretly-watching-you?fbclid=IwAR0n7iMUOAmsmT2-_bvJheueetMUw47cgZNOfQkSZEdEE2Jd0NhQRP7ml1Y > At the very least , even if not diabolical , it is at least a dictatorial development in the world at large .
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I just recently discovered a free public domain audio book on YouTube of this book by Gene Sharp on how to go about carrying out a non-violent democratic revolution . So I just thought that I would post a link here , for whom ever might be interested https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ko19yrrE7o&t=4630s . I am starting to tend to believe that non-violent resistance is preferable , and even more effective than armed struggle . As the late John Lennon put it “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F8o2ajR5x8s So while I still recognize , and respect the natural right of self defense , and the right of revolution , I also feel that it's best to use as little force as possible in the process . This article best sums up my general attitude towards the use of violence http://www.commonsenseethics.com/blog/what-everyone-ought-to-know-about-violence-and-self-defense .
Monday, April 23, 2018
I just recently saw this program on RT https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/424548-dhs-texas-media-affair/ . One of the things discussed was how the Department of Homeland Security has been monitoring various forms of news media , including blogs . So I wasn't off base in feeling concerned over the possibility of state repression .