Monday, March 20, 2017

The Christian right

George W Bush was born again in 1985. When he became president, God told him to go to war against Iraq. More than 600 000 people died in this war.

The Christian right gave its full support to the American terror bombings in Vietnam. More than 2 million people died.

A priest blessed the crew who dropped the atom bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He later woke up and said: “I never preached a single sermon against killing civilians to the men who were doing it. I was brainwashed! It never entered my mind to protest publicly the consequences of these massive air raids. I was told it was necessary—told openly by the military and told implicitly by my church’s leadership. (To the best of my knowledge no American cardinals or bishops were opposing these mass air raids. Silence in such matters is a stamp of approval.)”

The Christian right in the United States supports Donald Trump. They want to invest even more money on rearmament and better nuclear weapons. They prepare for the final battle at Armageddon.

They are also opposed to contraception and abortion; they say yes to life. Full of fervor, they are spreading their message of love across the world.


http://www.plough.com/en/topics/justice/nonviolence/blessing-the-bombs

Friday, March 10, 2017

Illusions

More than 99.9% of the world is simply empty space, emptiness between the electrons and the nucleus of the atom. Most modern people know this, it's basic. Behind the veil of Maya there is nothing.

The world is an illusion. Without brains there wouldn't be any reality, practically.

There wouldn't be any bad weather or lovely weather, no funny cloud formations, no chirping sparrows, no noisy neighbors with power tools, no nothing.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Well

Some people call themselves Christians, they even go to church on sundays, but they don't turn the other cheek and they lay up treasures for themselves in tax havens.

Others pretend that they are optimistic about the future of mankind.

Dishonest people can denounce dishonesty and hypocrites can critizise hypocrisy.

I lie everyday. However, sometimes I don't. I believe that all people are tricksters that occasionally tell the truth.

How do you find out if someone is sincere? What method do you use? And how do you find out if you're lying to yourself?


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Religious fanatics have taken over the world

Christian fanatics are politically very influential in the US. 

Islamic fanatics in Saudi Arabia and Iran have turned the Middle East and parts of Africa to an inferno. (Syria, Irak, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, northern Nigeria, Somalia...)

Jewish fanatics are occupying parts of the West Bank. Their plan is to create 'Greater Israel', their promised land, which extends all the way to Iraq.

Christian fanatics in the US support the Jewish fanatics because they believe that Jesus will return when the temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt.

George W Bush is a christian fanatic. It was God who told him to violate international law and start the Iraq War. Also many high ranking officers in the US Army are christian, right-wing fanatics.

The christian fanatics voted for Trump. His vice president Mike Pence is a christian right-wing fanatic.

Religious extremist wackos have taken the whole world hostage.

Mainstream folks are holding their breath.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The future

There is one future scenario that is overlooked by social scientists and political philosophers: that humanity will perish.

Sooner or later will some power crazy wacko "press the button". If we don't drown in our own waste first. We struggle frantically to destroy this planet.

All previous civilizations have disappeared and I believe that this global civilization will be the last. Humanity will disappear. All species are dying out in the evolution. Some other lifeform will take over, flies, perhaps, or cockroaches. They have high resistance to radioactive radiation.

This is indeed a dark view of the future but it's not an unlikely view, not at all.

Can you see any light from anywhere? Yes, small groups of people are protesting here and there but they have no political power. Those who have the power are not interested in solving social or environmental problems. They don't want to end the wars. They thrive from war and arms sales.

But they give beautiful speeches and the masses admire them.There is no hope for humankind. The only way to cope is to flee to La La Land.


Monday, January 16, 2017

You blockhead

Stop whining!
Life sucks and then we die.
Yes, this is how it works.
Oh, poor, poor me.
Jesus Christ! Will you never wake up?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thoughts

Where are the thoughts coming from? From the brain, of course. Ok, but how do they get in there?

You didn't learn how to talk by yourself. You didn't invent the words; you learned them from people around you.

So, first you have to learn how to talk. As a four year old, you could probably talk quite well. Most likely you were talking too much and people around you told you, or begged you, to shut up, at least while you were eating. Maybe they told you that all your questions were driving them crazy.

Ever since then you have been talking, constantly, asking questions, coming up with answers, inventing stories and explanations. And if you don't happen to have anyone to talk to, you talk to yourself, in your fantasy, in your head.

Then, in school, they taught you how to read and write and about proper thinking. And from friends and peers, books and films, you learned how to think in improper ways.

My point is, what is going on in your head has its origins, not from you but from outside of you.

In any case, when a thought pops up in your head, where does it come from? Do you invent it? No, thoughts just come, don't they? From out of the blue.

Somehow, the electrochemical activity in your brain create questions and explanations from the words you have learned. You are like a saxophonist who has learned a number of notes and a number of melodies, and then, at some point, begin to invent his or her own melodies?

Imagine that you could see the electrochemical activities in your brain, enlarged on a computer screen. What would you see? Actors, like holographic images? Would you hear voices?

Imagine that you could follow exactly how the thoughts were formed.

I have absolutely no idea of why I write this. And, is it really me who is writing? If so, what is this I really made of?

The idea that you are alone in there, inside your head, in your brain, is ridiculous.