Political Correctness, Deception, Corruption, Manipulation, Multiculturalism, Freedom of speech and thought, Democracy: It is amazing when you think about it, that one of the offshoots of 'political correctness', is the attempt to introduce 'hate speech laws', concerning which it is claimed, that they will stop or at least punish people who promote 'violence' in one form or another, on the basis of 'race or other discrimination'. As previously stated, a person suffering from a pathological illness will not be dissuaded from certain actions just because there is a regulation prohibiting that action.
I have in the past written many articles on the theme of Political Correctness especially it's effect in Corrupting Democracy. In the article 'Political Correctness Corrupting Democracy, I wrote:
What matters in today's world, is not 'truth', not 'fact', but perception. Political Correctness DENIES the truth, covering it under layers of deception. It is a 'pathological illness' affecting millions of people with little knowledge of or interest in 'truth'.
It is amazing when you think about it, that one of the offshoots of 'political correctness', is the attempt to introduce 'hate speech laws', concerning which it is claimed, that they will stop or at least punish people who promote 'violence' in one form or another, on the basis of 'race or other discrimination'.
As previously stated, a person suffering from a pathological illness will not be dissuaded from certain actions just because there is a regulation prohibiting that action.
The most vocal people in the support of these types of laws, are in fact not the least bit interested in stamping out 'racism or discrimination'. The whole purpose of the law, is to prevent you from expressing your right to freedom of expression.
Political Correctness, like its' cousin 'Multiculturalism', is a weapon in the hands of people who are either suffering some pathological illness, or who manipulate what was intended for good, for the sole purpose of some self gratifying reward, or power.
Political Correctness activists are the least tolerant people one can encounter, and the most racist and discriminatory. They constantly rale against 'whites', 'traditional values', 'the religious', and 'anyone who does not at least passively accept' their, and other activist agendas.
Their platform is to prohibit [except unto themselves], all negative expressions about or vilification of anything, everything and anyone.
That expression 'except unto themselves' is the key to understanding Political Correctness in all it's forms. The purpose of "Politically Motivated Political Correctness Activists" is make you dependent upon them for 'moral guidance' until you reach the point wherein their power supercedes all other. In short: 'They have an agenda not directly connected to their alleged 'ideology'.
The bottom line here is that the newspapers are massively abusing the ethics of journalism and their important role in the health of the American Republic for which our flag stands.
Gone are the days of true investigative journalism, as any ramped up news story has, to pass through intensive Political Correctness filters creating a world where every child in America has heard of the Duke LaCross Team, but not even one newspaper in North Carolina will mention the more than four documented and horrific gang rapes of innocent Americans by illegal aliens in the last few years.
The real gang rapes are suppressed and censored information because it might alarm the natives and the public might seek political change towards more immigration enforcement and border security. The Duke LaCross fiction novel was big news because it fits the story cliche that white people, especially wealthy white people are the cause of all of society's ills. Racial equality concerns have given way to racist one way streets in the modern print media. Of course, the Duke LaCross fiction story had to go out of the limelight immediately once the abused college students were exonerated.
The real problem with the newspapers goes far deeper than racial issues or even top political issues like illegal immigration.
The real problem with the American print media is with the truth. Many of them have sacrificed the truth at the altar of politics and engaged in unethical behavior to conceal the truth, while propagating lies. The results are manifest in our nation, and the results are a key reason America is in so much trouble and experiencing so much hardship today.
We the People, must begin to open our eyes to the constant battle for control of our minds, and we the people must begin paying as much attention to what the Media does not say as we do to what it does.
Media is being used all over the world to spread Misinformation. So what do we do about this? The first thing of course is not to be gullible. Unfortunately, many people in an effort not be duped, become cynical. This is not an alternative. I was taught many years ago, and now teach it to my own students, that one should read as many reports on a matter as possible, and glean from them, the basic and essential points of agreement. The rest may be discarded as 'opinion'.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how odious we may find it, but no one is entitled to pass off opinion as fact.
Fortunately today, there are organisations 'out there' who are doing their best to provide us with the facts, rather than opinions. One such organisation upon which I stumbled recently, is called: Herman Cain's: The New Voice. Mr. Cain writes:
Because of the proliferation of biased media reporting, gullible voters, and too many in Congress who willingly and intentionally make deceptive and misleading statements about proposed legislation, we the people must be able to provide succinct and intelligent feedback to Congress frequently and persistently. We can then hold them accountable intelligently at election time, which is our only leverage for holding their feet to the fire.
Bias, false reporting, misrepresentation, and misuse of photographs in Media reports has become standard fare in today's mass communication era. Whenever journalists, activists, governments and Media have an axe to grind, they readily pull out their dirty bag of tricks. Just the other day I came across a site that talked about the photographic misrepresentation of truth in relation to Tibet. I won't bore you with the details, but I will provide the final comments from Michel Collon's TIBET : Investigation About a Manipulated ?Satellite Photo
All of us have been tricked by such images in the past. And of course, everyone has to make up her or his own mind about Tibet by fully checking out the two versions of the story, and studying the interests at stake on both sides, especially those of George Bush so admired by the Dalai-Lama. But, in any case, we have the right to be honestly informed. We would suggest to anyone who has sent around this picture to also send out this correction.
We must begin to realise that every source of information has it's own agenda, and that the information provided is designed to stir up our support for that cause.
It never ceases to amaze me that those who have a "Just Cause" to fight, have no hesitation resorting to 'Unjust' - 'Dishonest' behaviour. There can never be any excuse for such, but our willingness to ignore the truth is often the result of our own prejudice - 'prejudice whipped up for us by someone's Media propaganda Unit.' Nowhere is this ever so obvious as in the Middle East. During the recent Gaza / Israel war for example, UNWRA pleaded with Israel to halt fighting each day to allow 'humanitarian' aid to get through to the poor people of Gaza. Whoever heard of such a thing? And for all their bleating against Israel, it turns out later that Hamas was stealing the aid meant for the poor people of Gaza; ripping it off for themselves.
In a recent article entitled: On Twisted Highways To "Palestine" - Why The "Occupation" Is Still A Lie By Louis Rene Beres (Feb 25 2009) which I received via my Women in Green Newsletter, the author discusses the 'Politically Correct Lie' concerning Israel's control over Gaza and the West Bank. From that article I will quote a little. These are very selected quotations, and their order has been rearranged somewhat. Perhaps I am misrepresenting the facts? The only way to be sure is to check out the full article for yourself.
President Barack Obama has already placed the Middle East at the very top of his foreign policy agenda.
the new administration's ambitious negotiations remain structured upon altogether erroneous assumptions....that there are Arab lands under an Israeli occupation.
an Israeli occupation always overlooks the pertinent and logically incontestable history of the West Bank (Judea/Samaria) and Gaza.
it is simply and widely disregarded that occupation followed the multi-state Arab state aggression of 1967.
A sovereign state of Palestine did not exist before 1967 or 1948.
On May 15, 1948, exactly 24 hours after the State of Israel came into existence, Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League, declared...: this will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre. This unambiguous declaration of genocide has been at the core of all subsequent Arab orientations toward Israel
On July 20, 1951, a Palestinian Arab assassinated King Abdullah ....Jordan's moderate King Hussein - 19 years later, during September 1970 - brutally murdered thousands of defenseless Palestinians under his jurisdiction.
In 1967,... the Jewish state, as a result of its unexpected military victory over Arab aggressor states, gained unintended control over West Bank and Gaza.
there existed no authoritative sovereign to whom the Territories could be returned.
...the idea of Palestinian self-determination?had only just begun to emerge after the Six-Day War, and, significantly, had not even been included in UN Security Council Resolution 242 which was adopted on November 22, 1967.
the Arab states convened a summit in Khartoum in August 1967, concluding "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it." The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed three years earlier, in 1964, before there were any Israeli occupied Territories.?
No doubt, both President Obama and Senator Mitchell want to be fair and evenhanded in their developing plans for the Middle East. To meet this obligation, however, it is essential that they first build all pertinent negotiations upon a firm foundation of historical accuracy and ethical truth.
Louis Ren?Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph D, 1971) and is a long-time expert in international relations and international law.
So what are the facts about the Israeli / Palestinian conflict? As my students are frequently heard to declare: 'There are two sides to every coin!' But my response to that statement is: 'Not in China! In China there is only one side! The Government's Side!'
When we allow that 'justification' for any ideological position is derived from political or other ideological propaganda; when we allow truth to be determined by Media; when we allow facts to be clouded by emotion; when we allow sheer numbers of supporters for a cause to justify the cause, we not only allow deception; we actually encourage it!
When we need to gain our sense of 'self worth' and 'self righteousness' by supporting the 'underdog', even when that underdog is actually a 'rabid dog', we are as culpable of spreading disease, as are those who stand by and do and say nothing.
To weep and wail over Israel's treatment of the poor defenceless children of Gaza, when Hamas is actually using them as human shields is hypocritical, as is also, the shedding of tears for those children whilst actively supporting abortion, or failing to raise your voice over the crisis in the Sudan.
We are at the very least selective in our humanitarian concerns, which is just another way of saying that we feel more for some people than for others. We protest the Chinese government's abuse of Tibetan peoples, whilst giving tacit approval for Hamas to lobby bombs into Israel, or 'pick off' little Jews with sniper fire.
We proclaim our love of diversity by insisting that Muslims be given every possible assistance to practice their religious faith, whilst taking every opportunity to ridicule Christians who voice their own faith.
We support multiculturalism and diversity, and vilify anyone who would dare to say: 'I don't like Muslims!', whilst at the same time insisting under threat of punishment, that immigrants cease to practice such barbaric ancient customs as female genital mutilation. You cannot proclaim respect for all peoples and customs, and then make a law prohibiting some of the same. You cannot proclaim your 'acceptance' of diverse religious culture, whilst denigrating the historical religion of your own country.
But that we do just that, is quite obvious to one and all, and in psychology it can be called 'compartmentalisation'. When we come face to face with that reality within ourselves however, we can sometimes suffer from cognitive dissonance.
It is actually much easier to project onto others our secret sins, (something that the over use of the word 'racist' actually demonstrates), or to live our lives suffering from Reaction Formation.
Truth is always a bitter pill to suffer, and it is far easier and better to kill off one person or a troublesome section of society than to let the whole society suffer as a result of facing the truth.
But the bottom line is of course: 'What is Truth?'
Perhaps the ultimate answer cannot be found, but it would be a far better thing for people to honestly go in search of it, and make errors in judgement along the way, than to abandon honesty, integrity and justice, for the sake of what is popular, and certainly better than handing over our rights to exercise our consciences with dignity, in favour of being spoon-fed pre-digested propaganda.
'Give me Liberty or give me Death!' may sound heroic, but death is often much easier to cope with than fighting for your liberty.
If your choice is a liberty which perverts truth for the sake of convenience and self-righteousness, then perhaps the world would be better off without you. Your death would serve a better purpose than living, for it would not rob others of their liberty; something that your Politically Correct hypocrisy would do every day.
The Dunning Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which individuals, who are unskilled at a particular task, believe themselves to possess above-average ability in performing the task. On the other hand, as individuals become more skilled in a particular task, they may mistakenly believe that they possess below-average ability in performing those tasks because they may assume that all others possess equal or greater ability.
Every year in the USA cops shoot people. The same people who want to void the 2nd Amendment – and the First Amendment as well – are the same people who claim that Police are the problem and they will tell you just how many people (all of which must certainly be black folk killed by white folk) are shot to death every year. What they won’t tell you is something that is revealed in the most recent PragerU video which says that while 990 people were shot by police in 2014, a John Hopkins study revealed that a quarter of a million people died that year from medical errors. It kind of puts things into perspective doesn’t it?
It doesn’t matter what the Bible says about the grace of God through the faith of Christ being freely given to all us wayward sinners, the reality is that Salvation is by Theology – not the Grace of God. If you have the wrong theology or religious practices you are simply disqualified from Salvation. And let’s face it, so many people have spent so much time ensuring that they have theology down pat, that they absolutely DO DESERVE their Salvation.
The big problem is to be found in the 2nd year of King Jehoram of ISRAEL (the right side of the chart). According to the experts, King Ahab was involved in the Battle of Qarqar that year. And therein lies the rub. The Battle took place in the Spring of 853 BC and the first of spring 853 BC (if we are following the normal practice) is the commencement of the first regnal year of Ahab’s son King Jehoram who was slain in 842/841 BC. To get Ahab ruling in 853 BC and his son Jehoram being killed in 842 BC requires time compression. This one little problem takes up a whole chapter of ‘The King’s Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.’
When one examines the history of the Philistines it becomes apparent that their identification is not always accurately provided in Scripture. The term ‘philistine’ is more generic than specific. (Refer to Aharoni. Y. ( 1978 ) The Archaeology of the Land of Israel. Philadelphia. Westminster Press.1978,( p.180) for background information of the Philistine origins – the Peleshet and Sherdanu.) ... It is clear that from the time of Exodus onwards, Sea Peoples were in Canaan as free settlers and mercenaries for the Egyptians. As Egyptian power waned subsequent to the reigns of Rameses II and Merneptah, the ‘Historical Philistines’ gained their freedom and dominance.
The purpose of this article today, is not to argue in favor of the KingsCalendar understanding of Biblical Chronology, but to provide an overview of the picture painted by Biblical Chronology, of the history of Ancient Israel... If you follow Biblical Chronology down through history from 842/841BC through the reigns of successive kings, one hundred years later, by the time you reach 740 BC which as indicated by the charts above is the first year of King Ahaz’ reign, you find yourself in the 42nd year of King Uzziah’s 52 year reign, and have deleted the reigns of King Jotham in Judah and Kings Pekah and Pekahiah in Israel, as well as having removed half of King Menehem’s reign.
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]