I don't care what someone believes, they can be racist or prejudiced or bigoted but when you process that into a physical or verbal attack on somebody you've just degraded yourself into something worse than the three put together. We are not much different. We also allow ourselves to be emotionally aroused by Media in relation to brutal behavior. When you allow your heart to be lead into hatred, you are but a 'slip' away from being a barbaric murderer yourself. As the Bible says: 'What a man thinks - is what the man is!'
Seven foreign UN workers have been killed in Afghanistan by protesters angered by a Koran burning in the US.... Seven UNAMA employees have been killed, out of which five are Nepalese and two others are Europeans, one woman and one man.
When we read of events like this, we are naturally angered by the disgusting behavior of Muslims. They are after all, an ignorant and barbaric people still living in the Middle Ages. We pride ourselves on being more educated and tolerant than they.
But in reality, we are not much different. We also allow ourselves to be emotionally aroused by what we hear and what we read in the press in relation to brutal behavior.
Recently I asked a family member why it is that his wife has stopped wearing the hijab in Australia. He replied to my email and we exchanged several more. Here are some excerpts:
[Her] decision to stop wearing hijab is to do with the racism and increasing hostility towards Muslims. She'd love to wear it but it's just causing too many headaches; and often I'm tempted to bite and smack the #$#$ out of someone starting #$#$. People say its racism. I think maybe racism stems from fear, fear stems from a sense of helplessness, helplessness from a sense of inadequacy, inadequacy from feeling like you're just not 'good enough.'
I guess wealth and education don't change the general human condition of being miserable, insecure and unsatisfied. All in all I don't care what someone believes, they can be racist or prejudiced or bigoted but when you process that into a physical or verbal attack on somebody you've just degraded yourself into something worse than the three put together.
I agree every culture has racist elements. People in my community are racist towards black Africans and I am outspoken when I hear the racism, especially because it is against Islam (the first person into heaven is/was a black man). I think someone out there must be laughing at how divided we are.
I don't mind racism, or belief in whatever anyone wants to believe. As mentioned, the problem is when people SAY, or ACT out some hostility.
I don't mind what they believe and I'll let most of the verbal assaults go but every so often, if you catch me on a bad day, - well - it's the aussie way to put someone in their place when they are out of line! And I will.
I don't see people trying to control muslims or me. I don't really care about the 'Muslims' in general. I care about the welfare of my family, and my right to go about my business as an aussie unhindered.
Muslim Communities all over Brisbane do lots of charity work, relief work, we have dedicated muslim police liason officers; we invite the police chief to our gatherings; we have local politicians; we release media statements. We do quite a few things, but as you said; the media wants to make money. No one really wants to listen to our voice. So we'll always be softly spoken.
I can't say if most aussies are racist but most aussies I've worked with are racist. In [Australian Company name] people told me I didn't have the right to vote because I was muslim. In this company people HATE Indians and HATE muslims though they don't mind [white] me. I think they just hate arabs. The site manager for this company calls me names but does so with a grin on his face. We get along, but he doesn't like muslims.
I don't often get trouble from anyone to me personally these days, I think due to the fact that I'm muscular. When I'm with [wife] we get people (generally people in groups or in cars) saying [terrible things] and [wife] wont let me do anything.
On one occasion a guy hit our car with his car, and was telling [wife] to shut up, threatening her, calling her names etc. We had a bit of a scuffle but he left without much of an incident. Needless to say I felt powerless to protect my wife. I found out who he was, where he lived and confronted him one day when [my wife] was there, and I like to hope he will think twice next time before starting [trouble] with someone else's wife.
On a previous occasion he informed me that sometimes when they pull up at traffic lights, people in cars beside them, will point their fingers at his wife (in the form of a gun) and mouth 'POW!.' This relative is my son, and he and my daughter-in-law have two lovely little children who belong to an extended family of mixed religions and colors.
I am not a racist but I am an outspoken critic of Media bias toward Israel; racist 'anti-Israel' political correctness, and political multiculturalism. (How I lost faith in multiculturalism by Greg Sheridan - excellent read).
Political Correctness Activists turn 'truth' into 'lie.' They hide their racism under a veil of pretense. They pretend to care about victims of Israeli terrorism whilst supporting self proclaimed terrorists. The conceal their racism behind a facade of 'a political viewpoint.'
But in the end, what these activists do, and the media are complicit in this, is that they deliberately create a false impression that 'everybody' is racist. When a white man is beaten up in the early hours of the morning while walking down a dark street, he barely rates a mention in the press, but when an Asian, a Black man, a Muslim, or a homosexual in the exact same place and time is attacked, then it is a hate crime committed by White Racists.
When 'ethnics' beat and kill each other, no mention is made of 'racism' - eg: the Indian taxi driver who beat up a Vietnamese passenger. But when an 'ethnic' is attacked and the attacker is not immediately identified, it is automatically a 'racist hate crime.' The Media spend an inordinate amount of time telling us how racist we are, but as was demonstrated last year in relation to several attacks and murders of Indians in Australia, when the facts were finally revealed, not one of the incidents was a racist crime. An Indian man set himself on fire for insurance money, and two Indian nationals were arrested for murdering an Indian man. Did the Media apologize for painting us all as racists? No!
The reality is that there are racists in the community. There are people whose hearts are filled with hate. There is violence that seeks any victim irrespective of race, color or religion. And of course there is Islamic terrorism!
But this does not mean that the majority of Australians or Americans are Racists and nor does it mean that the majority of Muslims are terrorists and nor does it mean that the majority of Muslims follow ancient barbaric practices.
We live in an age of high technology and super fast media reporting (often without checking the facts they report on). We are all exposed to negative images of events constantly going on in the world, and this does effect our minds and emotions.
In China, no media organization is permitted to publish more than 20% of negative news. You can call that 'Media Control,' but what a difference when you return from China and have to watch all that violence in the Media. It is sickening!
We as a people need to wake up and realize that there are interested parties out there vying for control of our minds and emotions.
The murderers of the UN team should be brought to justice, but justice is not a matter of you or me behaving in similar fashion, by walking around slinging off at people because of the color of their skin or the religion they practice.
When you allow your heart to be lead into hatred, you are but a 'slip' away from being a barbaric murderer yourself. As the Bible says:
The first thing that strikes me is that the King-elect simply refuses to go with that most heinous crime against which the liberal progressives rage – the status quo. He apparently does this of course because he is not beholden to either the Democrats or the Republicans.
From media reports to editorial comments to readership comments on all manner of articles and on Facebook and other social media outlets, there is a hate war going on. Is this what America truly is? A country of hate filled people?
The first seven photographs are from two different articles about West Lake or Xihu in Hangzhou. The following two photographs are from Shaoxing which is just an hour by bus from West Lake, and the last two are from Ningbo a town I visited many years ago as part of a school outing but this weekend Nov 11-13, 2016 I am back there visiting with a foreign friend who is there on business.
I don’t know that Trump can do a better job than any other – especially Clinton, but I really can’t imagine that he could do any worse – except perhaps by failing to line the pockets of elitists and multinational corporations.
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]