Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Take Two. Strangers in a Strange Land

I hate to be so negative. I really do. In fact I could be a lot more negative about the culture than I am, and so I have to restrain myself. It's important, after all, to find traces of goodness and beauty in a culture, and not just the negative things. But it is Christmas time and it's bad out there in case you haven't noticed; it's more and more difficult for Christians and other decent peoples to feel at home as government (which profits from it all through taxes), media and other corporations have, for decades now, been combining to ratchet up the nihilist factor, appealing to the least common denominator, and not just for money (though surely for that).

Once was a time, not long ago, when the one thing we could all count on was that society would censor the vulgar and obscene. But the concept "free speech" has been butchered, transmuted into a new Thing, and it's already got to the point where the above-seen Santa Speedo Run "charity" event, pictured in Boston recently, is supposed to be seen as cool, cute, and, worst of all, normal. And I did not select the worst photo either.

The question begs to be answered: Who or what took over a once decent culture---which is increasingly becoming a world culture---that would today promote and / or tolerate such decadence in our very streets during the holy season, even as we rightly decry sexual abuse? (Like decrying terrorism in any nation which maintains promiscuously open borders). In some places people make 'statements' at any time of year for certain 'causes' by stripping down altogether, complete nudity and total narcissism. They apparently don't see how this behavior mocks their causes. Or maybe they do. It's almost as though the corporate powers are using sex as political control ("change"); a way to make, I dare not say purity, but even simple decency---all but impossible for our young people. Wall to wall visions of sex / skin, 24x7. Were the moguls and sponsors of these holiday events brought up by parents who ran brothels? No? Then their mothers must be turning over in their graves out of shame.

Example Two (See how I limit myself?). Seasons Greetings from America Today. The following incestuous "sketch" ---which passes for 'comedy' today---from Saturday Night Live was produced by one of the most vile money grubbers in America, Lorne Michael, his Christmas present to us all; so let's watch it carefully (after the Ad). This is not for young people's viewing, however, despite the obvious intentions of Michael and his piglets.


This is what parents elsewhere who are thinking of coming to live in the United States can expect as the mildest "entertainment" for their families...Obviously, all of this is not happening for any lack of genuine talent or comedy in this country. No. It's a decision to do something else, to mock even (or especially) holy seasons and those of us who care for family still. Welcome to America's post-coup reality. Funny? The decent people in this country are becoming strangers in a strange land. It's what Belloc called the "invasion of the aliens..."

--->Antiwar.com: Italian PM Warns Israel May Nuke Iran. Berlusconi Insisted Obama Couldn't Stop Preemptive Nuking...

--->Obama's Health-Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional Over Insurance Requirement...

--->German man castrates teenage daughter's 57-year-old boyfriend...

--->First Things Magazine. "The American River Ganges" Rising by Melissa Musick Nussbaum and L. Martin Nussbaum


--->Diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies...

--->Guardian's Incremental Desensitization: Best (!) way to cut emissions is to have fewer babies... Silly me, I thought this (click) was the big problem...

--->Billionaire Bloomberg tells Citizens–quote- "Suck it up!"

--->EU Media Propaganda Well Greased: Holy See is concerned about Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, says a Vatican spokesman...

--->Madness Masking as 'Science': 1) creates offspring from two male mice...; then again 2)working on men with men... 3) and having a whole YouTube page dedicated to IT...

--->Spanish 'Researchers; Want to Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes...

--->Abortion and the occult: a glimpse inside an abortion death mill..." According to Seidman, her mother’s descent into the abortion culture was not motivated by the usual social talking points - to save women from dangerous back-alley abortions, or to “help” women in difficult situations - or even for the money. It was a religion – literally. Seidman described her mother’s abortion clinic as “pervaded with occult imagery and practices.” The workers considered “abortion to be a form of sacrifice"...

--->Human cloning an ‘imminent threat’: scientist...

--->Vatican and its observers find little to react to in WikiLeaks cables...

--->Final Exit, Euthanasia: Anyone who has followed the Final Exit Network (FEN) since the news broke out about the arrests of members in Georgia and Arizona has to have noticed that the group has changed its tune about just what its mission is, and just what kind of "help" they give to people who commit suicide...

--->Orthodox Israeli Chabad emissary nabbed in Madrid with 4kg of cocaine...; and previously... over $100,000,000 worth of cocaine, and money laundering... The charges couldn't have come at a worst time for the Orthodox community still stinging after rabbis in NY were arrested as part of an international organ trafficking ring. The Orthodox community in NY has also been plagued by waves of child sexual abuse allegations and arrests... with some 25 arrested last yr and 29 new investigations launched...

--->Speaking of organ trafficking, "The people most at risk in the global system of organ trafficking are the impoverished, at the fringes, and, for the most part, from the slums and shanty towns of the developing world," says investigator Nancy Scheper-Hughes... Hear an interview here (click)... with Nancy Scheper-Hughes. These rabbis she says would buy a kidney for 10K and then mark-up the sale price to between 160k - 200k. Many of the poor were selling their organs she says under coercion. Moreover she asks how could the hospitals which participated in this not know they were involved in illegal surgeries on the poor from other nations? Follow Label below post for more on all of this. Remember to "opt out" in writing from the organ donation program in New York and in some other cities or you are automatically considered dead meat by the profiteering butchers for the 'harvesting' and mark-up.

--->EU to recognise Palestinian state 'when appropriate'...

--->2,400 Year Old Pot of Soup Found in China...

--->Holbrooke’s last words: "You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan..." More: Richard Holbrooke's Deathbed Conversion... The prospect of imminent death focuses the mind and conscience takes stock.

--->Cameron, Closer of the Deal, & The UK Government tells the EU: we want faster integration...grabbing control to create a single European patent system...

--->"The first black woman to graduate from Harvard medical school used her position to defend the humanity of the unborn," eulogizes Rebekah Hebbert...

--->UK court grants bail to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange...

2 comments:

  1. I hadn't looked in on SNL for years, but I'd wanted to see McCartney. I'm afraid I tuned in at just the above clip's moment, and I turned it off immediately. (I hoped other Beatle-lovers had not also been misled by Paul.) I cannot imagine anyone who might've appreciated that skit, least of all the young. But the young are very fond of "The Family Guy" -- also incestuous, mean, and otherwise applauding evil. Scary. Whenever I flip through even my very few channels, it does indeed seem a systematic dismantling of basic decency, but I hadn't made the connection with the religious season-- I'm glad you spoke to it all; it'll help me to say something aloud, here.

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  2. "a glimpse into a Planned Parenthood death mill" - the link you provided now includes a statement that says the abortion clinic was incorrectly identified as a PP clinic, that it instead is an independent clinic.

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