Media Lies: Political Activism: United Nations Anti-Israel. The people who spawned and espouse Political Correctness and a host of other 'human rights' issues, are today no longer concerned with the truth. They don't give a damn about it. So corrupt have they become in their own 'self idolisation,' that neither do they hide their constant approval of the lies that are told by Palestinian and other terrorists. There is general acknowledgment among Palestinians that Arab leaders bear responsibility for the mass flight of Arabs from Israel in 1948. When any organisation needs to dispense with truth in order to promote their story and when they must manufacture justification for bloodshed and murder, we have a duty to recognise that true justification for that bloodshed and murder is a lie.
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Political Activism and Media lies
There was once a good Jewish boy from Tarsus by the name of Saul, who got caught up in a Religion that turned a man from Nazareth into the Jewish Messiah.
One day this Jewish boy who later became known as Saint Paul, appeared before the ruler of the Land, who asked him, "What is truth?" Being now a good Christian boy, Paul told him that Jesus of Nazareth was the "The Way, the Truth and the Life."
Now we all know that this is not true, for several good reasons. For Example:
Jesus was a Man, and as we all know, men are liars. You simply shouldn't put your trust in Jesus.
Moreover, Jesus was a Jew! - We all know that Jews are thieves and manipulators of society. They have been responsible for all the troubles in history.
Similarly, Jesus was an Israeli. What more could be said. Invaders and terrorists who stole from the Egyptians, then the Canaanites, the Philistines and now the Palestinians.
Jesus was also a single man. While he was probably gay, (and what gay man can claim to be qualified to tell straight people how to live), the fact is, even as a straight single man, who is he to to be seen as the answer to life's problems. If God was going to send a Saviour, she definitely would have been a woman.
Even if we ignore all the above points, we know that Jesus could not be the answer to the world's problems, because in fact he was the founder of a religion which apart from all the destruction and havoc it has created throughout history, is responsible for us having to endure those moralising self righteous conservatives who have done everything to stop us from exercising our rights to abortions, watch pornography, and being sexually liberated.
But above all else, Jesus does not qualify to be anyone important, because he really was not someone important. He was not wealthy; He was uneducated; He was a religious fundamentalist; and He belonged to no political party.
There can be no question about it - Jesus is hardly qualified to lead us to the truth.
Let me state it a little more succinctly:
We don't like him. We will do anything and everything to ruin his image. He had an agenda completely different to ours. He does not represent our truth.
And ain't that the truth!
Political Camera Angles!
All of this is an example of what I would call, a political camera angle. Truth rests not in reality, history or experience, but in the loudest voice and most regularly broadcast political camera angle.
Today, truth is only that which is presented through the lens of a Political Camera Angle, and the two political camera angles that I hate the most, are those symbiotic twin political entities called "Political Correctness and Multiculturalism."
Why Do I hate these Political Platforms? Because I was raised to believe in Freedom!
Spinoza said: 'Every man is by indefeasible natural right the master of his own thoughts.' The great fallacy of totalitarian movements like political correctness is that they seek to eliminate an important step in human cognition: the dialogue with the self, the act of dialectical mastication that allows us to absorb and process experience, and to direct and enable our own moral lives. Only in the inviolable sanctuary of the soul, in the sacred act of self-communion, can man realize his own transcendence and salvation. Political correctness provides us with the predigested morality of self-appointed ideologues, the profane consensus of mediocre minds, in lieu of our own common sense and the collective wisdom of the ages.
If you have ever looked through the titles of the Editorial and Social Commentary articles that I have published at King's Calendar or Magic City News, you can't fail to notice how many relate to Political Correctness.
If you have ever actually read any, you would know that I stand in complete opposition to the academics, the activist groups, the politicians, and the media who constantly feed us BS and guilt trips in their efforts to socially engineer their preferred secular societies, for what ultimately seems to be for no other reason than to attain to some measure of personal power, (although some psychologists suggest that it more probably derives from their 'inner guilt' at having led such privileged lives).
Understand me clearly when I say that, Political Correctness enshrines a wonderful philosophy that is worthy of our attention, just like Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Communism. Unfortunately, what it has degenerated into, is nothing more than a lying, self-centered power play, that cares nothing for the human condition, and certainly not for its' self proclaimed agendas of 'brotherhood and non discrimination.' PC activism, (a core value of feminism and gay rights in particular), is discriminatory and abusive in the extreme, which is why secular libertarians are never content to let people of the Christian or Jewish persuasion keep their faith. They are also too stupid to realise that in Islamic States, their ideals are in the forefront of those being routinely eliminated.
The problem is that while the ideals of political correctness are worthy, those who proclaim them the loudest are not. They are liars.
"Like the old-style Soviet propaganda with which it has much in common, coercive censorship has no relation to truth; it is an attempt to manipulate, condition and control." (Fankboner)
So what is the truth?
In this article, I maintain that nobody cares what the truth is. They care for nothing more than the camera angle that spotlights their particular issue, guilt, power lust or self righteousness.
Now let me give you an hilarious example of exactly what I mean.
In an article entitled: (...thecouriermail.news.com) Tongue-lash over 'gay kiss' By entertainment writer Alex Murdoch (May 31, 2006 - Courier Mail Queensland), it was reported that:
"REALITY television show Big Brother has been caught creatively editing footage to make it seem as though two male house mates had kissed."
In fact, as the story unfolds, footage shown of a self-professed Queensland gay farmer, kissing a straight male house mate, turned out to be an illusion created by the camera angle.
Footage from a different camera in a different position, supported the aggrieved straight man's denial that any kiss took place. When the second footage was shown, it depicted something that "was obviously not what was originally shown to the public." Oh but what they did show was actually and literally the truth, but shown to create a lie.
Obviously, the shows producers preferred the misleading footage, because of the controversy it would cause. It was a far more profitable representation of the truth.
In another story from Australia around the same time, a misleading scene was created by a TV crew, specifically to support allegations that were to be made by the interviewer.
In the article entitled: (...thecouriermail.news.com.au) Truth a casualty (May 30, 2006 from : AAP), the headline read:
An Australian military commander has tried to ensure truth does not become a casualty of conflict in East Timor, but embarrassed a TV network in the process.
The story related how Brigadier Michael Slater appeared on TV in a live cross from Dili (Timor) for an interview. He was surrounded by helmeted and heavily armed Australian soldiers standing behind him.
The TV Host wanted to know whether Dili was as safe as the Australian military claimed, given the presence of armed soldiers at the General's shoulder. Brigadier Slater replied: ."...safe, yes, but not because I've got these armed soldiers behind me that were put there by your stage manager here to make it look good."
In both of these examples, we can see creative manipulation of the truth, in order to feed the self interest of Media groups. Such incidents are commonplace in our world, but all too often we allow ourselves to be deceived by them, because it suits our personal worldview. (For Instance the furore over The DaVinci Code.)
If there is one thing my father told me that I know to be absolutely true, it is this: People always believe what they prefer to believe, irrespective of the truth.
In a war of propaganda, truth is the first thing to suffer, and the mere fact that we know we are being fed propaganda, ought to make us careful not to automatically believe what suits our personal philosophies. For Example: In World War II, my father was an infantryman in the Australian Army (but sent off with the Brits because of his parentage). But you could have been excused for believing that he served in the German infantry, when one day, while watching a war movie in which Rommel's staff sergeant struck a prisoner that Rommel was interviewing, my father jumped out of his seat protesting: "Rommel never permitted that sort of thing!" (Dad was in a position to know!)
My point is that we are fools to deliberately deceive ourselves because the deception fits 'hand in glove' with our political or other agenda. Truth should be acknowledged, even if it does not suit our agenda. No where is this lack of honesty in supporting political agendas more obvious, than in the Middle East, in relation to Israel, Iraq and terrorism.
Refugees from Israel.
When it comes to the issue of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict (war), we are constantly fed half truths and outright lies, in order to satisfy the secret blood lust of allegedly decent and caring activist groups and media in general. SeeThe "Animal Rights" Movement's Cruelty to Humans by Alex Epstein - August 15, 2005 -and - Greenpeace and Animal Liberationists both already espouse violence and death. 'There is a Use for Violence in Our Movement' By Aaron Mannes.
The "animal rights" movement has pulled off a deadly deception: promote a vicious, anti-human policy, while feigning benevolent, compassionate motives. The deception takes the form of opposing life-saving medical research-in the name of opposing cruelty to animals.
How often have you heard the Palestinian leadership, bleeding heart activist groups, and Media Organisations, talk about the necessity for Israel to re-admit those Arabs that Israel forced out of the country in 1948? It is true that many Arabs fled (and that many stayed), but is it true that Israel forced them out?
Who caused the Arab "refugee" problem? Refugee: Arab leaders told us to flee Israel in 1948 : By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Here are some quotes from that article:
However, an elderly woman who left Israel during Israel's War of Independence, and is today still considered a "refugee," confirmed in a PA newspaper last week that it was Arab leaders and not Israel who told her and her neighbors to flee, for tactical military reasons. This corroborates Israel's contention of the last 58 years that Arab leaders were responsible for telling their own people to leave Israel, and for the subsequent "refugee" problem.
The following are three statements corroborating that Arabs fled Israel, under instructions of the Arab leaders:
1. Woman who fled Israel in 1948
2. Son and grandson of those who fled in 1948
3. Article by senior PA journalist
Conclusion: It is clear from these statements that there is general acknowledgment among Palestinians that Arab leaders bear responsibility for the mass flight of Arabs from Israel in 1948.
Because it suits Anti-Semitism's political agenda, it's hatred is hidden behind a facade of "lying humanitarianism." Under this guise, it has influenced many Westerners, including Christian Churches and Organisations, and most especially Media, and now a even a union - (CUPE) in Canada, to do anything and everything in their power to punish Israel for Palestinian suffering. Operating from a principle of 'First Cause' (Israel's existence as a state), they condemn Israelis for wanting to live in security, and blame Jews for Palestinian suffering, despite the demonstrable evidence of the culpability of the various Palestinian leaderships.
When we prefer Lies to Truth, we truly do give ourselves over to having darkened minds. (Romans Ch. 1).
The people who spawned and espouse Political Correctness and a host of other 'human rights' issues, are today no longer concerned with the truth. They don't give a damn about it. So corrupt have they become in their own 'self idolisation,' that neither do they hide their constant approval of the lies that are told by Palestinian and other terrorists.
Their need to be Saviours leads them to comfort all those they see to be underdogs, because within their political philosophy, the underdog is the powerless one, whilst the one with power is the oppressor. So since terrorists have not yet won their war of terror, those fighting the War on Terror can rightly be seen as the oppressors - and to hell with reality and the truth, not to mention the poor souls robbed of peace and life as terrorists seek to win ultimate power. The Making of 'Londonistan' by Melanie Phillips: "Since minorities are always victims of the majority, even when minorities do wrong, it's therefore the majority's fault."
Truth: a Rare Commodity in Palestine.
In an articled entitled: Stan Laurel's smile Jerusalem Post June 1, 2006 - Sarah Honig writes: "Most Israelis hanker after the kitsch, the hype and the pose. Real substance is too darn depressing."
The statement is just as applicable in the rest of the world. We really do prefer Propaganda to truth. Lying propaganda is today, the main strategy of many Western Activist groups, and of course, the main tool of the Palestinian leadership.
We really care little for substance, as long as the package appeals to us. "Truth" as someone once said to me: "should never be allowed to get the in way of a good story!" Political Correctness is never concerned with 'truth' itself, especially not with the "plain unadulterated truth." Ideology must never be weakened or offended by 'the truth."
When any organisation needs to dispense with truth in order to promote their story and when they must manufacture justification for bloodshed and murder, we have a duty to recognise that true justification for that bloodshed and murder is truthfully, quite weak.
As I proof read this article, the Israelis are in a standoff with the Palestinians in Gaza, as they try to have returned to them, a captured Israeli Soldier. In one Media piece, a journalist said something to the effect that in addition to their desire to have Palestinian prisoners freed by the Israeli Government, that they (the Palestinians) are angry because the Israelis are trying to stop them launching rockets into Israel." There is madness in that logic some where.
I once asked a psychologist why a certain person was telling lies about me, when the truth itself would have been damaging enough. He said: Because lies are easier to manipulate. If the truth is known, we might not believe what people want us to believe.
One lie told over and over again, and believed by humanitarian groups, is that Israel deliberately kills innocent civilians, (and one truth ignored is the converse). Any time a Palestinian is killed, it is Israel who is to blame, and the truth is irrelevant.
Just such an event occurred recently, and was reported on the Palestinian Media Watch Website- ( June 14, 2006 ) PA Libel: Israel used shells with depleted uranium: By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook.
Naturally many bleeding hearts will insist that the purpose of the Palestinian Media Watch is to counter Palestinian claims on every issue, and therefore its' articles cannot be trusted. Conversely therefore, since the bleeding hearts have an contrary agenda, anything that they or activist groups say, is equally suspect. Hence the need for us to discover the truth for ourselves.
Here is a statement made in the above mentioned article.
The Palestinian Authority continues to spread lies and libels about Friday's events on the Gaza beach, even though it now seems certain that Israel was not responsible for the civilian deaths.
Another example - PA TV falsifies video of Gaza deaths By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, June 12, 2006
Palestinian Authority TV has been repeatedly broadcasting a falsified video clip of the events surrounding the deaths of seven family members on the Gaza beach on Friday. In an attempt to blame Israel's navy for the deaths, PA TV took unrelated video of an Israeli missile boat firing at Gaza earlier in the day and edited them into the scenes, creating the impression of Israeli responsibility.
Everywhere you read editorials blaming Israel for the woes the Palestinian people endure; demanding constantly that Israel is obliged to do something. But it is the Palestinian Leadership however, that needs to start taking responsibility for its' people.
Which Government is Responsible for Palestinian Peoples?
Sarah Honig, writing in The Jerusalem Post: Jun. 16, 2006, in an article entitled: Another Tack: Not quite cricket, summed up this question quite succinctly when she wrote: Nowadays Israel submits to the perception that it is somehow morally culpable for Arab blood lust and that it is therefore charged with decreasing Arab displeasure.
Many Anti-Semites outside of Israel, (as well as those within), like to blame Israel for every conceivable problem that the Palestinian people endure. We constantly hear of the poverty and suffering of the Palestinian people, but have you ever wondered why they are suffering? Is the Palestinian leadership Short of Cash? How much money does it receive from other countries? What do they do with it?
The short answer, is that they spend it on weapons and war, when they should be spending it on their people. Perhaps if they stopped bombing any and every Israeli that they can, (Men, women and children), they could prove to the world in a very clear fashion, just exactly how terrible the Israelis treat them.
Instead of behaving like remnants of the (...techcentralstation.com) Neolithic agricultural revolution, with their constant refrain of "if you punish us for punishing you, we will punish you and make your life unbearable," perhaps they could actually demonstrate a true cessation of hostilities. During this time as they concentrate on laying realistic economic foundations for their future state, the world would have clear and ample opportunity to see the myriad of ways in which Israel, without provocation, attacks, kills, maims, and generally mistreats the Palestinian People.
Until such a time occurs however, and until the Palestinian Leadership begins to spend their Western and Arab cash grants on the people, neither they nor you have a right to place the responsibility for the Palestinian peoples economic state on the Government of Israel.
What did the Israeli government command when it ordered the withdrawal of Jews from Gaza? It demanded that all the infrastructure be left in place, to economically benefit the Palestinians who would take over. But what did the Palestinians do when they moved in? They destroyed everything in their path, and immediately set about organising more terror for Israel. This is just one truth that does not suit the agenda of certain anti Semites.
Michael I. Krauss, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, both of whom are academic fellows of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, wrote an article at TCS Daily entitled: Creating Palestine, in which they concluded the following:
As does Prime Minister Olmert, we hope there will one day be a prosperous Palestine living side by side in peace and security with Israel. And like President Bush, we hope that Palestinian entity is democratic. However, the responsibility for achieving those lofty goals rests squarely with the Palestinian people and government. The responsibility, moral and legal, of Israel's leaders is to protect the real-life individuals -- Jewish, Muslim, and Christian -- who are citizens of Israel. Israel has no duty to ensure the "viability" of an entity that is, at best, notional.
I could not agree more! And kindly note, that Muslims similarly suffer with their Jewish and Christian counterparts in Israel, when acts of terror occur. Muslim Terrorists care not a whim who they kill - Christian, Jew or Muslim.
Muslims kill Muslims.
On the issue of Muslim killing Muslim, one only has to look to Iraq. The bleeding hearts protested that the ongoing violence in Iraq was directed at the American Aggressors, but even though there is now a democratically elected Iraqi government in place, the violence continues, and the number of Muslim victims of Muslim violence continues to rise.
On May 15th, the United States honored police officers killed in-the-line of duty. Over 130 men and women gave their lives for their communities, their towns, cities or states. But that number of fallen officers doesn't come close to the number of Iraqi cops who've been murdered, tortured, mutilated and humiliated by terrorists and insurgents. Yet morons such as Sen. Harry Reid make nasty little comments about these brave officers.
These newly freed people are facing severe consequences for their bravery. They face hardships and assassination. They face having their families targeted. They face a future filled with uncertainty. And yet they volunteer in droves to take their rightful place in the war on terrorism. That's right: The War on Terrorism.
When I read about American citizens defending terrorists, or doing or saying something to jeopardize their own National Security, my stomach turns. People whose traitorous and venomous scorn is turned on their own people, history, culture and national security, should be deprived of their citizenship.
Such people spew forth lies like water from a fountain, with never a care for the truth. They care only for their own political agenda.
Distorting and Ignoring the truth. The Political Danger of Islam.
One truth being espoused today by so many enlightened Westerners (Americans), is that the American Government is the true cause of world discord, and that terrorists are really just "martyrs for the good cause." Certainly when Israel or the USA assassinates an alleged terrorist leader, all the bleeding hearts sympathy go out to the victim.
I wonder how many bleeding western hearts were grieved to hear of the blessed martyrdom of Zarqawi, a man whose religious faith certainly would have approved of his own assassination, as the more rewarding path to eternal life.
[...]criminals like Zarqawi would be non-stories were it not for the over-arching credo of murderous hatred and revenge that continues to pour forth from spokesmen of "the religion of peace" all over the world. While the West has bent over backward to accommodate Islam and give it its due as "one of the world's great religions," a grim reality is emerging. No matter how many ways the scholars parse it, jihad always turns out to mean murder and destruction. The lessons being taught in Muslim schools are harrowing in their narrowness and hatred. The voices of tolerance in the Arab media and the intelligentsia are weak and rare. And the silence of the "peaceful" imams is deafening.
I have no doubt that many bleeding heart PC types would not only accuse Bennett, but myself as well, of being Racist and Islamophobic.
But to re-iterate an earlier statement: Truth should be acknowledged, even if it does not please our agenda.
I have Muslim family and in-laws. Nevertheless, the truth is the truth, and I will not refrain from my comments, simply because family members are Muslims. Likewise I would not refrain from criticising any other religion or political view, simply because it might not please certain people, or that in doing so I fail to stand on the Politically Correct side of the fence. (My accusers now know what they can do with their PC accusations!.)
Just as the west is full of Anti-Semites who hide behind alleged humanitarian or political agendas, so too do many Muslims. But they are not real Muslims; they are murderous bastards, a fact which is made quite clear, when you realise that more Muslims are being murdered by Politically Motivated Muslims, than are non-Muslims.
This is a (usually ignored) fact of which the Politically Correct Multiculturalist 'do gooders' should take note. While they are out there imposing their own brand of totalitarianism, they ought to remember that if they succeed in bringing about the collapse of traditional democracy, and Islam takes it's place, the first to be assassinated will be themselves.
As such, these people are no different to the Christian Crusaders, Various nationalities of Communists, and the arch demon himself, Adolf Hitler. Their desire is to rule, under the guise of their 'sacrosanct' belief system.
"By labeling all nonradicals apostates from the religion, and blessing as the only faithful Muslims the adherents of their own violent ideology, the practitioners of takfir [..] bind their followers together as an elite, but also as a pliable human mass, convinced their brutal urges are sacred and worthy.
Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. Instead of reaffirming the universal values of Western society that have bound diverse cultures to one another for centuries, they promoted cultural relativism, a strategy that accelerates social collapse.
Global terrorism is not a revolution, but an attempt to suppress a revolution. What is being defended by suicide terror is not Islam, not traditional moral culture, not the ethnic nation yearning to be free of the colonial oppressor, but the principle of totalitarian rule -- the sovereignty of the dictator or the ayatollah, promoted as national self-identity and independence, or as the will of God. It is the last gasp, historically, of the ancient system by which the huge majority of human beings were ruled since the Neolithic agricultural revolution.
Religion is used effectively by the Palestinian radical groups Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades to recruit suicide attackers and to raise operational funds. But the leadership of these organizations has a secular goal.
But let us forget Islamic Terrorism for a moment, and just look at Islam itself.
Ignoring the truth. The Religion of Islam.
I commenced this article with reference to Saint Paul and Jesus of Nazareth, moreover, I alluded to the complete rejection by many westerners, of the Historically Christian Cultural framework within which their Western Democracies evolved.
In today's PC and Multiculturalistic world, it's definitely OK to slander, deride and otherwise abuse any person who becomes a born again Christian - but - you cannot treat the Muslim Convert the same way. That is sacrosanct!
Quite apart from the hypocrisy of the attitude, it demonstrates the complete absurdity of PC and the stupidity of its' political supporters. Why do I say this? Let me give you a few reasons.
Political correctness is the requirement of equal public respect for all ethnic groups, genders, lifestyles, sexual orientations, and so on.
Therefore Christians have a right to demand Respect.
b) On the Issue of Men
Feminism is one PC form of activism that has continually demonised Men, portraying them in the worst of ways. Yet men make up half the total population.
In a book of which it is said that it is "backed up with well-documented research and facts that are impossible to deny" and intended to restore men and traditional families to their formerly respected status by defeating the widespread discrimination against men throughout society, Richard Doyle examines differential treatment in four areas - criminal justice, family law, employment and image - finding that men, as a class, are shortchanged nearly everywhere.
But in Islamic society, in patriarchal society, and especially in fundamentalistic society, men are the rock upon which society rests. To support Islam is to stand opposed to Feminism. In deriding Christians whilst failing to accord Muslims the same treatment, the PC crowd are passively assenting to Patriarchal Societal Norms.
The biggest failing on the part of these stupid people, who provide support for Muslims, on the basis of Political Correctness or Multiculturalism, is their failure to understand 'fundamentalism.' Whilst disparaging of Christian fundamentalism, they fail to see that its' Christian and Muslim adherents, are brothers, when it comes to societal values.
Apart from theological agreement, (In Muslim eyes, Jesus was a Legitimate Prophet of Allah), there is little that a Muslim Society would demand, that is not also demanded by Bible Believing Christians and Jews.
We have lost the feeling of security that our forebears experienced when their society was still permeated by the social and moral values provided by the religious tradition concerned.
Today we not only keep everything under lock and key, but we can no longer even allow our young children to walk to school unattended.
Fundamentalists, both Christian and Muslim, are staunch promoters of the traditional morality which provided that sense of personal security in society, and are severe critics of the modern softening of the former absolute moral demands.
Christian fundamentalists have been strong supporters of family values, the preservation of the nuclear family, the prohibition of sex outside of marriage.
Islamic fundamentalists have gone to extreme lengths to preserve their own traditional mores, which in some respects differ significantly from those in the Christian West.
In denigrating their own cultural heritage by favouring the "exotic," "secular (anti Christian) social engineers" are demonstrating the darkness of their own minds, in that they fail to realise that they are paving the way for the revival of a religious society.
Society's bleeding heart do gooders who claim that they want equality and respect for all, but who constantly discriminate against their historical cultural norms, in fact rarely show respect for traditional society at all.
Do Gooders and Liberal Values.
In the West, we have been led to believe that 'do gooders' expend a great deal of time, energy and money, to care for the downtrodden and poor. But by of the following example, we can note that not all is as we have been told. In this extract from The Constant Pardoner By Peter C. Glover : 23 Jun 2006. we can see quite clearly wherein lies the real concern of the 'do gooders,' and see their effect on the British justice system.
automatic one-third discount of sentence for pleading guilty.
automatic eligibility for parole after half the sentence is served.
an early release scheme to aid the issue of over-crowded prisons.
the supplanting of a "punishment that fits the crime" ethos with an emphasis on rehabilitation (i.e. rehabilitating the offender becomes a higher priority than punishment for the crime).
Craig Sweeney abducted a three-year old girl, was caught red-handed with her in his car but by pleading guilty got a reduced sentence.
A Judge sentenced a pedophile to community service after he pleaded guilty because the custodial period made the defendant "ineligible for any of the help mechanisms available in prison"
Have you ever met anyone who approves of this type of leniency on the part of the Legal System?
Do not the newspapers frequently report that the public is fed up with this kind of thing?
Why is it then, that this leniency exists?
The Answer is that we have ceased to be active in Society, preferring to leave social change to interested parties. Liberal Advocates of Social Change, have indeed changed our world, but I ask you, "Has it been for the better?"
What we really see in operation in society, is activist groups working an agenda, that cares nothing for the realities of life, the suffering of the masses, or true justice. To them, the law is just a tool to be used in the getting and keeping of power.
It used to be said that Justice was Blind. When I took my oath as a Police Officer I promised to do my duty without favour or affection; without malice or illwill. Of course, it did not take long to discover 'affection and malice' were tools of the trade for some police officers, and not too many years later I had the pleasure of seeing some of them end up on the other side of Prison Bars.
But still today, ordinary citizens can fall foul of the Law, simply because their mere presence is seen as a threat. And I'm not talking here about what happens in Communist countries!
Those Anti Semites who constantly accuse the Israeli Government of wrongdoing toward the Palestinians, politely ignore the lengths to which the Israeli Government has gone, in an effort to meet Palestinian demands for statehood.
In fact, recent social events in Israel demonstrate quite clearly, that if anything, Israel's government will do anything, ignore anything, and use draconian style law, to ensure that nothing intefers with its' plan to grant the Palestinians a defined Palestinian State.
What is good for the Goose - Is not good for some Ganders.
1. Criminals in Israel.
In Israel, it is a crime to protest against the Government's plan to turn land over to the Palestinians. At the time of the Gaza Retreat, many Israelis protested, and many of them faced the Government's brand of Justice.
One judge, 'Justice Procaccia' for example, ordered three teenage girls aged 13, 14 and 16, (Moria Goldberg, Chaya Belogrodsky and Pnina Ashkenazi) to be held in jail for the whole 3 months it took for their case to be heard - a case which by law carried the maximum sentence only of a monetary fine. Their only crime was to Protest against the Government. (Refer to: Caroline Glick: Our World: The judicial overthrow of democracy: Jerusalem Post Jun. 19, 2006.)
The IDF soldier awarded for outstanding service who refused to shake the Chief of Staff's hand over the officer's role in the Gaza withdrawal has been demoted, and his prize might be revoked.
Friends and family of the soldier say they are unwilling to accept the army's harsh response to a soldier who respectfully saluted the Chief of Staff, but could not bring himself to give a friendly handshake to the man responsible for destroying his family's home in Gush Katif, rendering them homeless refugees.
No.3 It is a Crime to Insult a Public Official.
In my writings, I frequently quote from or publish articles sent to me by a group of Female Zionists of the Jewish Orthodox persuasion. If they had their way, not one drop of land would be given to the Arabs, and whilst they sympathise with the Palestinian People's plight, they would rather see the proposed Belligerent Palestinian Neighbour state, thrown into the sea.
They continually, with any weapon at their disposal, fight against the traitorous leadership of Olmert (and formerly of Sharon). In pursuance of their agenda, Nadia Matar was indicted for Insulting a Public Servant!
In a press release (Monday June 12th 2006) from Women in Green it was reported that:
Women in Green Co-Chair Ruth Matar and Women in Green Board Member Jacqueline Levisohn, filed a complaint yesterday at the Jerusalem Moriah Police Station against Dana Olmert, the daughter of the Israeli Prime Minister. Dana Olmert, together with her radical leftist friends, in a demonstration last Saturday Night, called Army Chief of Staff, Dan Halutz, a "murderer" and, according to news reports, sang "long live the "intifada"!
You might ask: 'So What?'
The 'so what' is the fact that while Nadia Matar is facing the prospect of a long jail term after having been charged by the Israeli government, 'for insulting a public official,' while the Prime Minister's daughter who did and said something Traitorously worse, will not be charged!
The Israeli leadership under the banner "Double Standards," are arbitrarily and hypocritically using the law to punish children, soldiers and Political Dissidents like Nadia Matar, who oppose the uprooting of Jews from their homes and lands. They do this to satisfy the insatiable demands of the blood thirsty Palestinian leadership. At the same time, they permit all manner of behaviour that is aimed at destroying the Jewish state.
And still the Liars claim that the Israeli Government is not a willing participant in the plan to establish a Palestinian State.
It is not just Olmert. who lives by the principle of the double standard. HonestReporting.com has already drawn attention to the New York Times headline "Palestinian Leader Plans a Vote on Accepting Israel," referring to a "coexistence plan."
HonestReporting.Com reports that the State of Israel is not even mentioned in that plan, and insists that reference to lands Israel occupied in 1967, offers no assurances that these will be the territorial limits of a Palestinian state.
The political prisoners who wrote the plan, whilst being referred to in some quarters as "moderate" are among the most dangerous terrorists in Israeli jails. They have been convicted of crimes including financing, planning and engaging in terror activities that have left a trail of victims.
While the Palestinian leadership constantly blames Israel for the lack of peace, it is itself adamant that they will never live peacefully alongside an Israeli State. Take for Example: Trojan Horse Comes to Jerusalem.
(...thecouriermail.news.com.au) Hamas denies Israel recognition[/URL] From correspondents in Gaza 27feb06.
Reiterating a long-standing position by Hamas, Mr Haniyeh said the group would never recognise Israel but could agree to a long-term truce if Israel withdrew from lands captured in the 1967 war, freed prisoners and allowed the return of refugees.
What they practice and what they preach are two different things. But it is not just Palestinians, Israelis or Politicians who practice double standards. According to recent reports from the "Simon Wiesenthal Center" : (PCUSA: Rescind Your Anti-Israel Resolutions Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006) the Presbyterian Church (USA):
Has sent delegations to Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist organization, and has subsequently fed its membership a diet of imbalanced and one-sided material harshly critical of Israel
Famed human rights activist Natan Sharansky told Presbyterian leaders in Israel last month, "The divestment resolution is guilty of a double standard that unfairly singles out Israel in a world awash with crimes against humanity, mass murder, and serious human rights abuses.
It was Adolf Hitler who is purported to have said: "By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell--and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed."
"There is no doubt that they are prepared to march, protest, and demonstrate against the horrible system in which fully half the population earns less than the median"
In either case it is nevertheless certain that in today's Secular technological world of mass Media and Propaganda, too few people care for reality or truth, and far too many care for personal recognition and power.
What were not so long ago, great humanitarian movements designed to improve our world, have become weapons in a war to socially re-engineer society, and in the process, to transfer legitimate power away from those we elected to positions of power, to those least responsible in dispensing power when they have it.
(...tcsdaily.com) The Making of 'Londonistan'byMelanie Phillips provides some insight into the failure of even the best intentions (if that is how one chooses to view it), in trying to socially re-engineer society.
The British governing class came to believe that upholding the majority culture was racist, that Britain's history was something to be ashamed of and that its national identity was the cause of prejudice, intolerance and conflict.
Through this combination of ideology and incompetence, Britain has simply lost control of its borders.
This was one of the key drivers behind the creation of what is known derisively as 'Londonistan,' as Britain became the epicenter of the Islamic jihad in Europe.
[...]turned Britain into a magnet for Islamist terrorists and extremists.
But anyone who questioned the desirability of such trends was promptly denounced as a racist.
[...]multiculturalism's grip upon the British psyche remained so strong that Britain was unable to condemn the self-serving and mind-twisting excuses served up by the British Muslim community
Since minorities are always victims of the majority, even when minorities do wrong, it's therefore the majority's fault.
Where are we today?
Today we swim in a sea of "information overload," in which the sheer volume of information is like a millstone around our necks. Drowning in information, We have neither the time nor inclination to search further than the headlines and propaganda.
We live in a world with competing ideologies that routinely seek to win us over, and which never let the truth stand in the way of a good philosophy. Appealing to our emotions rather than our intellects; deceiving us with images that are sometimes engineered for that purpose; and always hiding behind some great humanitarian facade promising the exact opposite, we are led down a spiralling path toward social fragmentation.
Dispensing with religious injunctions requiring brotherly love as a matter of conscience, we are forced to adopt a counterfeit facade which requires adherence to political philosophy devoid of commonsense, and which insists on the rejection of social and cultural norms.
And should we not obey, we are not left to be judged in the hereafter by the great "I am", but are swiftly punished in the here-and-now by the great "I wanna be's", not just by societal rejection, but by the full force of laws specifically introduced to cower us into submission.
Whilst truth, decency and honesty are touted to be the core values of this new philosophy, the reality is quite different.
Whether Muslim, Jew, Christian or Secular, we all have a right to be told the truth, and we in the West have been raised to believe that it is our right to dissent and disagree, not only with each other, but with our leaders. Unfortunately, in this Black and White world, we are losing our right to conscience in the face of demands to choose sides.
At this point in history, we stand at a crossroad, and we have to make a personal and national decision about which path to follow.
Do we want to be told what to think and believe? - or - Do we choose to live in truth and light?
Do we want to have our free thinking and expressions of same muted by would-be-gods? - or - Are we prepared to think, speak and believe openly and honestly
Do we through fear remain silent in the face of politically motivated activists? - or - Do we choose to stand up for ourselves and our democratic rights?
Do we accept people on the basis of their good character? - or - Do we play it safe, choose sides and abide by party rules?
Do we want our country to continue in its' traditional cultural heritage? - or - Are we happy to see what happens when power mongers socially re-engineer our world?
Do we believe in Peace? - or - Do we justify bloodshed?
Do we believe in Justice? - or - Do we justify injustice?
Do we want to live in a Democracy? - or - Are we happy to live in a Totalitarian society?
These are the questions that we should be asking ourselves. When we know the answers, then we should stop looking at the world through Political Camera Lenses.
There was once a good Jewish boy from Tarsus by the name of Saul, who got caught up in a Religion that turned a man from Nazareth into the Jewish Messiah. One day this Jewish boy who later became known as Saint Paul, appeared before the ruler of the Land, who asked him, "What is truth?"
We may not always be able to get to the heart of the truth,
Having met up with my pen friend we went ‘somewhere’ and there was this big open paved garden type area and there were platforms going nowhere which you ascended by climbing stairs. Through the middle of the paved courtyard-garden ran a little pond. I was fully aware of its existence but so focused was I on taking a good photo that I was walking while looking through the viewfinder of the camera. I fell straight into the pond.
Given the new American President’s desire to actually cause the USA to prosper, and given the number of calls for breaking the regulatory strangle hold that some political bodies have on business and the community, I thought it might be worthwhile republishing this litte tale.
The point in providing these videos on behalf of the Clarion Project is to hopefully assist in getting the word out that the extreme liberal progressive ideology does not represent REALITY when dealing with the politically motivated fundamentalist Islamist plan.
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Courier Mail News Queensland Australia.
Tongue-lash over 'gay kiss' - Alex Murdoch (May 31, 2006) Truth a casualty - Courier Mail : May 30, 2006 from : AAP. Hamas denies Israel recognition - Courier Mail : 27 feb 06 : From correspondents in Gaza.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]