Monday, December 26, 2005

Happy Hannuka and Remembering the Quarter Million Dead This Anniversary


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This week, the Hannuka candles are lit in many homes including that of my own family. And this is the anniversary of the Boxing Day Quake. A quarter million people were swept away suddenly. Today, we pray for them and for all those people who have died this year, there are so many, so very many, let us remember them if only for a little bit. The Gates of Death will be all our destination, too, eventually.

From the BBC:
"I think you need to come back," Swedish survivor Pigge Werkelin, who lost his two young sons and his wife in the disaster, told Reuters news agency.

"You need to go to the beach, you have to see children on the beach, you have to see everything... I must do it and then afterward I can put it behind me."
The pain of loss is on many levels. Such as this person, when you lose the one you choose to love, it causes a hole in the heart which remains there no matter how hidden. I know, my grandfather's first love, she died before they could consumate the marriage. He married my grandmother and never talked about the previous love until his last days when Elizabeth was much on his mind. He thought I was her, often times, and talked to me as if nothing had ever happened.

The loss of children is a whole different dimension. There is considerable rage attached to losing one's child. I can only imagine what it feels like, I have children. When my son was born, I nearly died. What did I say to the doctors? "Don't let anything happen to my baby, don't worry about me."

Parents throw themselves into incredible danger to save their children. This fall, when our area was hit by sudden floods, two children were swept away by the raging waters and the stepfather threw himself in to save them and they all drowned.

This is love on a heroic scale. And everyone is a hero, whether we care for a loved elderly person or a child, the patient work or the sudden rush to danger, this need to save the ones we love, nay, the desire to save even total strangers, this is what makes humanity worth loving and is why we must ask all our gods of whoever they think they are, to show us some mercy.

And for us to love the mother of all mothers, the number one in our extended family: Mother Earth. For She is of uttermost importance. If we take care of Her and show Her respect and love, She will try Her best to be gentle with us, in return.
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Apocalyptic Right Wing Nuts Take Over Airforce Academy


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

People planning for creating Armaggeddon have built mega-churches all around the Airforce Academy because subverting American youth into cogs in the Apocalypse machinery is how they plan the implimentation of The End of Time. You see, the AF is who controls many of those wonderful nuclear missiles! It is vital that we not let insane religious nuts access to launching nuclear war.

From Online Journal:
Four Air Force officers -- all graduates of the Air Force Academy's class of 2004 -- have recently joined a lawsuit that accuses leaders at the academy of overtly pressuring cadets to undertake evangelical religious instruction. The original lawsuit was filed in October by Mikey Weinstein, a former Air Force officer and graduate of the academy, whose son experienced religious discrimination while attending the school.
A number of news outlets have covered this story but few go as far as this fine article by
Devlin Buckley.
In addition to being headquarters for Air Force Space Command, Northern Command, NORAD, numerous Air Force bases, and the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs is also home to the nation's largest, most influential and politically active evangelical organizations: James Dobson's Focus on the Family, which is so large that it maintains its own zip code, claims more than 200 million followers worldwide, and is located directly across the highway from the academy.
And more than his organization, every lunatic End of Times organization has parked a van next to the AF academy! Few people connect all the dots, of course, I must be one of the few. One fact one must remember is that on 9/11, Bush threw all the reporters off the plane and secretly, yes, SECRETLY flew to Offutt Airforce Base where I am assuming (correctly) that he talked about the Apocalypse and how they all were going to be in the front rows of it all and how they would all be Jesus' death rays, raining death on one third of humanity, Hallelujia!A professional team providing worldwide reconnaissance, real-time intelligence, command and control, information warfare and combat support to national leadership and warfighting commanders.Here is their mission:
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Note what a superb job they did on 9/11---Not! Over and over one has to ask this very important question: why did all the officers, all of the Airforce officers trained in Colorado, sit on their asses on 9/11? They sat there, slack-jawed as not one but four civilian airliners were hijacked and not one but three reached their targets, one being the Pentagon, and did this over a long time period, leisurely, taking their sweet time, flying way out of the way, flying at subsonic speeds past many of the biggest Airforce bases on the East Coast and note one plane intercepted them, trailed after them, did virtually anything.

It was either the world's biggest case of rank incompetence as has characterized the entire Bush maladministration or it was deliberate and I fall in the "deliberate" camp very strongly at this point. The sad fact is, we can't trust our own Airforce anymore because they no longer exist to protect America, they exist to cause World War Three. The harrassment of Jewish on other religionists at the academy is important because they need 100% co-conspiritors who will trigger the Apocalypse on command. Right now, there are enough non-Apocalypticans in the system to raise the alarm or leak the conspiritor's plans to the public.

Bush is the leader in this conspiracy. Like Hitler before him, his family's good friend, Bush wants to take the entire planet down with him if he is going to go up in flames. This is typical of megamaniacs. Just like a drunken sot, after bankrupting the family, up to his ears in saloon bar tabs and gambling debts, strangles the children in their beds, kills the wife and then goes out and has a shoot-out with the police. Some go further like Jim Jones who famously ordered all his followers to drink purple Kool Aid.
During the late 1970's, Jones had been abusing prescription drugs and appears to have become increasingly paranoid. Rumors of human rights abuses circulated. As in most high-intensity religious groups, there was a considerable flow of people joining and leaving the group.
Bush is showing signs of someone either taking drugs again or drinking heavily again or both. He is certainly paranoid. He talks bizarrely, walks erratically, falls at odd times when there is nothing really tripping him up, careens about crashing into things, his behavior is enough to trigger an impeachment for incapacity to run the nation.

But this won't happen unless Americans wake up in alarm and the problem here is the 33% of America that wants Jesus to rain death from on high, for the heavens to open up and disgorge nuclear missiles on all those blue voting cities. The critical divide here is stark: much of the population centers, all ground zeros for the Apocalypse's nuclear missiles, voted against the born again Christians and their leaders! Listen carefully to the idle chat in the red rural areas. "Maybe we should nuke LA and kill all those kooks!"

As we note here, this crazy 33% has turned Christmas into a nightmare whit their incessant whining about lack of Jesus (he hated hypocrites above all people) and thier boycotts of businesses and strong armed attacks on businesses who tried to appeal to any and all minorities or women's groups. They have supported illegal and unconstitutional actions of their paranoid, insane leader and his gang of co-conspiritors. They reall do believe that Jesus is going to murder masses of humans so they can "inherit the earth" and consume all that lovely oil, toodling around Kansas in their Humvees, laughing diabolically.

In other words, they will become the devils they claim they will defeat.

From the People's Daily:
The cabinet and the Security Council of Japan approved Saturday a budget in fiscal 2006 to proceed with joint development of a next-generation missile interceptor with the United States.

"With the results of Japan-U.S. research so far and given the current international circumstances, it is appropriate to efficiently push forward to joint development in order to secure the capability to deal with the threat of ballistic missiles," Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said in a statement.

For the joint development of the upgraded version of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) with the United States, the cabinet approved Saturday 3 billion yen (about 25.54 million U.S. dollars) as development costs in fiscal 2006 and 700 million yen (about 5. 96 million dollars) for remaining work of joint research.

The move to develop the advanced SM-3 missile interceptor is politically sensitive , considering Japan's pacifist constitution and strict arms exports controls.

Abe stressed that Japan needs to be able to defend itself against ballistic missiles and that arms exports to the United States related to the joint missile defense project are exempt from Japan's weapons export ban, under the condition that they are strictly managed.
Anyone remember World War II? Remember how the Japanese fought to the very last man on each tiny island? How the civilians on Okinawa were ordered to jump to their deaths rather than surrender? How America decided to commit a war crime and nuke, without warning, two civilian populations in Japan in order to scare the Emperor into finally surrendering? And the crazy Emperor who was raised to believe he was a god, finally ran behind the backs of the military men surrounding him and surrendered suddenly when they were preparing to fight literally to the death?

Gads. Let's give that culture a bunch of nuclear missiles!

This is why we should all be alarmed about what is happening to the Airforce Academy. We could end up as Imperial Japan. Already, we are hyper-hostile and vicious. We try to clothe our crimes in Iraq in the garb of freedom and liberty but this is collapsing even as I type, the civil war there is now roiling in ernest and our military leaders are, like in Imperal Japan, lying to us, they claim they are pulling out troops while they aren't because it is deteriorating there fast.

And yet more WWIII news here: From RIAN, Russia:
The launch has been conducted successfully," Sergei Ivanov said in a report to the Russian President. "The separation of all stages, combat and simulation blocks occurred according to pre-set parameters."

It was earlier reported that the missile was launched Wednesday from the submerged Dmitry Donskoy, a Typhoon-class ballistic missile submarine, and successfully hit its dummy target at the Kura test site on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

"What is important is that the submarine was moving [underwater], it was not stationary," the minister said.
Um, the anti-missiles in Japan can't stop this! The waters around Japan are teeming with subs from China, Russia and the USA. Not to mention North Korea. If many if not all of them have nuclear warheads, this is a great place to launch WWIII. Of course, Iran/Iraq will have subs and nukes too, eventually. Thanks to the stupid war we brought to Iraq, Iran will become the world's biggest oil exporter.

From Al Jazeera:
Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the president of Opec, said at a press conference on Sunday that Russia was the world's second-leading oil exporter behind Saudi Arabia and a critical force in ensuring oil market stability.
OPEC never stabilized prices. But they are a great place for people to make deals of various sorts. The Saudi attempt at curtailing Saddam's power has backfired badly and now they have, on their east and north flanks, angry Shi'ites who have a nasty chip on the shoulder and who openly proclaim the Saudi royals are not taking care of the spiritual side of Mecca and they should run Mecca.

And then there is bin Laden. The man who looks like Jesus. The man who is the mirror image of Jesus and who talks like and acts like Death Ray Jesus, wielder of the Apocalypic Lightning Bolts. The remarkable similarity of him to the born again right wing Republican's idea of what Jesus is all about is amazing. It is exactly as the Bible foretold: the "Christians" would follow the Evil Jesus and worship him.

For these so-called "Christians" are in cahoots with bin Laden. This is why they didn't fight back when he supposedly attacked us on 9/11, this is why all our security forces set up to track terrorists allowed them to openly function before 9/11, this is the only explanation for why, when we supposedly had bin Laden cornered the following December, we suspended fighting and allowed him to "escape". This is why he openly called for Bush to be reinstalled as "President" and why barely a soul working for Bush mentions his name and of course the anthrax killer who is obviously very close to Bush and the born again conspiritors who are planning the Apocalypse....Note how little they talk about HIM and how feeble the hunt for this serial killer goes!

Happy New Year, everyone. Impeach Bush, put them all in jail.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Winter Solstice Madness: Bush Fends Off Impeachment Talk While Saddam Imitates Bush's Fake Piety


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The illegal and capricious spying on innocent Americans practicing their First Amendment rights is causing Bush endless headaches. His hit squad of right wing TV and print squawkers are busy yelling that this was neccessary to protect America from Vegans and little old Quaker ladies. Meanwhile, Saddam rips a page from the Bush satanic playbook and is pretending to be pious.

From Yahoo:

A noticeably calmer Saddam Hussein sat quietly in his defendant's chair at the resumption of his trial Wednesday, two weeks after he called the court "unjust" and boycotted a session. When the judge refused to let him take a break to pray, the former leader closed his eyes and appeared to pray from his seat.
Saddam is a much better actor than Bush. Bush has a very hard time sitting still in a church or at funerals. I have watched him crane his head as he looks all around, seeking something distracting to focus on, hoping for bananas, I assume. He squinches up his face when pretending to pray. At solemn occassions he smirks inappropriately. The full force of his right wing buddies in the media have to be applied to make him appear pious. These same idiots spend a lot of time attacking real Christians like President Carter. His piety annoyed Americans because it is sincere.

Humans absolutely love fake piety which is why this is the one thing that irritated Jesus the most and why the rich and the pretend pious, especially if they were both, were the ones doomed to hell.

Meanwhile, back at the homefront stormfront, Rumsfeld broke the ironclad Bush rule of never speaking about bin Laden, old family buddy. From Yahoo:
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden may no longer be able to run the militant network and has not been heard from for nearly a year, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday.
Um, the last time old bin spoke was just before the election where he taunted us to reinstall Bush and was looking forward to Bush bungling for four more years. I am assuming he laughed himself to death when we meekly obeyed and reinstalled the world's most inept leader.
Rumsfeld's comments echoed earlier assessments by the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Ryan Crocker, but contradicted the assertion of al Qaeda's deputy leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, in a video interview this month that bin Laden's battle against the West was only just beginning.
Since al Qaeda has been a busy little bee for rather a while and seems pretty unstoppable despite every despot in the world focusing on stopping it, I wouldn't be crowing about bin Laden's silence. What does he have to say to anyone? "Bwahahaha"? Seriously. He has achieved a great thing: he is much bigger than he actually is, namely, he is now a symbol of anti-Americanism and that force is flowing stronger and stronger each day.

We should never forget bin Laden's ultimate game stategy: to tangle America up in a thousand small actions in Muslim lands whereby we must kill religious people with impunity and thus, by forcing us to spend an extra $200+ billion a year on security and an extra $200 billion for the Pentagon which, according to his and my calculations, will bankrupt us in about 5 more lousy years, and voila!

No more American empire. Note how swiftly Russia had to shrink when they went bankrupt! They not only lost all their provinces, Russia itself began to shatter! They are still fighting raging civil wars there.

Since both Rumsfeld and Bush seem to be operating as agents of the bin Laden bankruptcy plans aided and abetted by American capitalists and financiers in Asia, one is very puzzled about this "war on terror." Once the villain announces his nefarious plot, isn't one supposed to use that information to avoid falling into said villain's snares? So why are all our leaders falling into bin Laden's obvious trap?

Smells like traitors, doesn't it? Looting the treasury during wartime is, to me, the ultimate treason. Arrest them all. Sigh.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Bad Santas in New Zealand--Born Again Santas Attack Walmart


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The war over Christmas rages on. It always was thus. Theft and riots, paganism vs puritanical aesthetes. This war is particularily pathetic since all one has to do is imitate Jesus if one wants to have that. Of course, this means acting like the original St. Nicholas which is boring since all he did was go to prison, starve himself and give away everything he owned. Sort of like a guy named "Jesus."

From Yahoo:
A group of religious protesters demonstrated outside a Wal-Mart superstore Saturday, hoping to turn away customers by calling attention to the retailer's decision to use "happy holidays" rather than "merry Christmas" in its seasonal advertising.

But even shoppers who agreed with the protesters weren't willing to interrupt their quest for holiday deals.

"I believe in Christ, and I don't like the use of 'xmas' or the use of 'happy holidays,'" said Steven Van Noy, 39, as he left the store loaded down with packages. "The bottom line is that they had what I needed at Wal-Mart, so I went to Wal-Mart to buy it."
The picuture here has to be seen to be believed:

Why is this man wearing a Santa suit and waving the "War on Christmas" book doing this? The red coated, fat, furry Santa has absolutely zero to do with the pro-Christian mythologically inspired but rather real person, St. Nicholas who gave away money to save people such as giving a father money so he wouldn't put his daughters in a whore house, for example. Unlike the present crop of Christians who seem to think Christmas is all about saying "Merry Christmas" while dropping bombs on Muslims! And shopping for one's own self and family.

According to the Catholic EnyclopediaSt. Nicholas was a thin aesthete who died in early December in the mid 350s and he lived in Lycia, Asia Minor, not the north pole. He was a thin, intense bishop, not a fat, jolly man hanging around elves churning out toys, indeed, he probably didn't approve of toys at all in any way, shape or form, much less eating candy canes and sugar plums. Indeed, the early Church was big on denial of comforts and fasting!

But in 1087, some wily Italian merchants stole his body (they took whatever wasn't nailed to the floor just like Norse traders who found it more lurcative to loot, too) and transplanted it into Italy where the much nicer incarnations of old Kris Kringle was created. The insane man demonstrating against Walmart should be screaming at the shoppers to not buy any presents but to give to the poor only that is who shops there, for the most part. Actually, he should be in front of the higher end stores doing that but he isn't and he won't and you can bet, he will be arrested and beaten into the ground if he did dare do that.

It is all fake. Now for the other half of the Santa yin/yang yazoo:

From Australia:

A group of 40 drunken people dressed in Santa Claus outfits went on a rampage through New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, robbing stores, assaulting security guards and urinating from highway overpasses.

The rampage, dubbed "Santarchy" by newspapers, began early yesterday afternoon when the men, wearing ill-fitting Santa costumes, threw beer bottles and urinated on cars from an overpass, said Auckland Central Police's Noreen Hegarty.

She said the men then rushed through a central city park, overturning garbage bins, throwing bottles at passing cars and spraying graffiti on office buildings.
These men are another manifestation of A Clockwork Orange ethos. Namely, disturbed, alienated, drunken louts roaming about in gangs, looking to mock the bourgoise pretentions of stuffy normality. This insane sort of behavior is rather amusing only if you are watching from afar, it is no fun to be the victim of such creepy men.

A number of countries that were part of the dead British Empire have problems with detached males running amok. In England itself, they plague football games and run around in public, harrassing and intimidating other residents. They hate foreigners yet haven't the faintest idea about how they were the foreigners who took over a number of countries to run them as they pleased. So, like all dying imperil powers, the populace becomes brutal and angry and takes things out on helpless victims rather than pull up and do something useful.

They won't be sent into imperial battles to kill off or tame the excess male population so the problem grows worse each generation.

In America, we are following the same path which is why we recruit more and more overseas, handing over our miltary to mercenaries just like England did in its final years. We fret about our comforts even as we show irritability about the whole thing and go more and more into thrill seeking that is aimless and painful. The riots wracking Australia this winter are due to the same sort of thing: the populations of previous imperial population flows clashing over receeding resources. Like in America, the social safety net is being withdrawn and instead of understanding why this is happening, the population joins the leaders on imperialist adventures they can't afford in places like Iraq and then recoil when the side effects of this cause malfunctions at home.

Both England and Australia couldn't wait to join in the imperial looting expedition in Iraq that has turned into a hyper expensive rout. They aren't paying even 1% of the burden of this mess in troop losses or money but they are shrunken artifacts and can't even sustain this miserable bit of imperial misadventuring without losing a lot at home.

If England and Australia chase out all immigrants, they won't be stronger, they will be weaker since the weakness is internal, the arrogance of imperialism has cause terminal mental rot as the populace is unable to understand, they no longer lead the world and can make the world work for them. Note how busy the Asians are in reorganizing themselves and taking over business and diplomatic affairs! Our adventures have turned us into beggars at Asia's gates.

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Strange Children, Lightning, Death and Art and Christmas


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This week, the New Yorker magazine has an article about the author who wrote "Mary Poppins." I was never a fan of the books but it is very similar to other such books that are very much in favor these days such as the Harry Potter books. I know the author of Harry Potter is a "magician" but it startled me to read about the spirit world of Helen Goff who changed her name to Travers when she grew up and wrote "Mary Poppins."

From the New Yorker:
One night in the middle of a thunderstorm, Margaret (the writer's mother) left Helen (10 years old!) in charge of the two younger children, telling her that she was going to drown herself in a creek. As an old woman, Travers wrote about the terrifying experience: "Large-eyed, the little ones looked at me--she and I called them the little ones, both of us aware that an eldest child, no matter how young, can never experience the heart's ease that little ones enjoy." Helen stirred the fire and then they all lay down (after mother left in despair) on the hearth rug and she told them a story about a magical flying horse, with the small ones asking excited questions ("Could he carry us to the shiny land, all three, on his back?"). As she tried to distract them, she worried about the future....

Her mother came back that night, unsuccessful in her suicide attempt...
One can google "Pegasus/lightning/death" and see these elements are united within and around this ancient divinity. The first records of Him are in the city of Ur. The Great Square is where He comes from, so to speak. It rises in the East in springtime this last 4000 years and this is when the thunderstorms start.

It is interesting to me that Helen (my name is the English form of Helen), when forced to face the Doors of Death, latched onto Pegasus in a thunderstorm and He came. Since His greatest gift is the ability to create art, one is gifted if one sees Him. But the price extracted is severe. Most people only see Pegasus. To grab hold of His shimmering, flaming mane, to grasp the beating wings, this is pure pain.

P.L. Travers ended up leaving her birthplace in Australia and moved to Dublin where she joined up with the stellar circle of artists such as the famous poet, Yeats, who lived next door to her and who drew her into the Theosphical Society.

I have known members of that society. Very old women and men. They don't like me much for I always end up telling them, "Magic always backfires no matter what." The condundrum of trying to manipulate fate and time and the cosmos is to me, self obvious. What is created never is what one desires. For obvious reasons (it is too complicated).

Travers, like many before her and many after, thought she could sell herself and get rich and pay no price, spiritually. So, at the urging of her friends after she couldn't make money as a poet, she wrote "Mary Poppins." She made a lot of money on that subject and then decided to make more and like Winnie the Pooh's creator (who she also knew), she sold it to Disney.

Thus the famous movie which she hated since it had virtually nothing to do with her original book and was twisted into a totally different moral tale. What was worse was, as per usual with Disney, the magical parts were turned into vapid, mundane plodding stuff which seems to please multitudes for some reason.

But again, it is like all magical things: the minute you put a money value on it, it dies.

The Witch, the Lion and the Wardrobe is another interesting similar story. Lewis is dead so he has no say. The movie tries to reproduce the book which was scattered with vapidity in the first place since Lewis couldn't dare explore the true meaning of the Outer Darkness. So he made it cute just like Travers.

The idea is, children aren't supposed to know about death.

Lewis, like Travers, lost parents and had to cope with the darkness in the heart at a young age. And if both writers had approached the terror of that directly, I suspect they would have lost their iron control over the feelings. I know how this works for the hardest thing for me to do is confront my early childhood. The picture above tore me up as I drew it. My heart was racing and my hands kept shaking and I had to make corrections.

Drawing Pegasus' eyes was particularily difficult and easy at the same time. I basically let the pen do what it wanted, I wondered how the eyes would look. They look right.

This is what children see when they see It Happening. At least, this is what I saw and what Helen Travers visualized. When Pegasus darted past me as I was dying when I was hit by lightning, I took hold and was carried back into the land of the living. My parents, being religious, could not accept this gift I was given and so it was a terrible gift, opening a big rift between us which grows over the years until it is now a yawning chasm. Religions should bring people together but they really don't. They channel the despair. I look back through the tunnel of time and can't understand why my own parents couldn't accept what had happened to me. I didn't ask for it.

This force which visited myself is the wellspring of children's literature. All fairy tales well up from this same source, stamped into the stone by Pegasus' iron hooves. Beatrix Potter rode this horse and when dismounted, could only talk about it via cuddly, small animals but the shadows of death stretch across her small stories. Winnie the Pooh destroyed Christopher Robin. The boy that animated and loved the bear was tortured over this all his childhood by mocking children who couldn't resist tormenting him until he broke with his father and cursed the bear and the fantasy.

He sold it to Disney, too, who erased the shadow of death and destruction and made it all cute. This week, Disney just killed Christopher Robin off and replaced him with a girl figure because she would be more "marketable" to young girls, little boys being certainly no target for toy sales and making money on the fantasies that broil out of the Outer Darkness is what Disney is all about.

In my case, when I saw "Fantasia," I instantly clutched my chair arms and said, "That is Him!" but then two seconds later, the "cute" baby horses appeared and the whole splendid thing along with the tortured genius, Beethoven's great music, crashed to the ground. Disney even had Pegasus flying in a really dumb thunderstorm, a moment of beauty in a mishmash mess. This only made me feel worse. But then, we have to look at how the Born Again Christians have destroyed the Bible! Truly, a book about magic, dark things and death, a plunge into the darker vortex of the Outer Darkness! And they have Disneyfied it to wretched nothingness.

This is why they are hysterical about Christmas while unable to understand how the sun, the stars and the Gods intersect when the night is the longest and the dark the deepest. To light a small fire in defiance of all that is what it is all about. And they can't see that.

They want candy and toys and Santa Claus who doesn't care how naughty and mean you are, just give it to them, now.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mega Churches Close Christmas Sunday To Stay Home for Pagan Parties


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Christmas had zero to do with giving yourself and your immediate family presents unless one is an unreformed pagan celebrating Saturnalia. Even they didn't do it this way, the slaves were allowed to pretend to be masters on Saturnalia, for example, and Christians used this time to hand out alms to the poor. Today, we learn that a number of Mega Churches aren't even going to open on Sunday so they can stay home and perform various neo-paganistic rites of gluttony and self indulgence. This is how they are fighting Jesus!

From Yahoo:
This Christmas, no prayers will be said in several megachurches around the country. Even though the holiday falls this year on a Sunday, when churches normally host thousands for worship, pastors are canceling services, anticipating low attendance on what they call a family day.

Critics within the evangelical community, more accustomed to doing battle with department stores and public schools over keeping religion in Christmas, are stunned by the shutdown.

It is almost unheard of for a Christian church to cancel services on a Sunday, and opponents of the closures are accusing these congregations of bowing to secular culture.

"This is a consumer mentality at work: `Let's not impose the church on people. Let's not make church in any way inconvenient,'" said David Wells, professor of history and systematic theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a leading evangelical school in Hamilton, Mass. "I think what this does is feed into the individualism that is found throughout American culture, where everyone does their own thing."
It is much worse. It is exactly what the entire Jesus business isn't about: self indulgence. The same howlers who attend these heretical houses of worship are the same people leaning on us to harrass and discriminate against gays, hate Muslims and despise all other religions, they are working day and night to make us uncomfortable and unhappy because we won't worship the bizarre antichrist they all kneel in front of every week except Christmas Sunday.

It is telling that the hordes of fake Christians boycott their own churches on the High Holy Days. I remember how we did it in the Luthern Church: nighttime services on Christmas Eve, our parents sternly telling us there is no Santa Claus, then Christmas morning, well, Lutherns didn't do the gift opening that morning. You EXCHANGED gifts the night before, long before that old pagan, Santa Claus, supposedly magically appeared. And when exchanging, you give thanks, more, you must give at least as much to the poor, and believe me, we did that in spades.

"Jesus and his mother and father were homeless," my mother would say before sweeping out of the house with baskets of food and clothing and toys for poor children. In my mind to this day, she is the true Santa Claus!

The entire Christian religion is going through one of its usual antichristian moments. Always, when claiming to be moved by Jesus, this coincides with murderous rampages like the Crusades or the Reformation/Inquisition mess that killed nearly a third of the people in Central Europe, or the spreading of Christianity in the New World which ended up killing 90% of the natives on way or another! A bloody mess.

Very unchristian. So just remember: they are all fakers. They really hate Jesus as much as they hate any liberals who talk about feeding the poor, healing the sick or helping the lame. These people are the first to work Tiny Tim's dad in China to death just so they can buy cheap toys for their own children.

Bah, humbug. Pass the Wasshail and drink hearty!

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Thugs Attack Kansas Professor--They Believe They Can't Evolve


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

A professor at the University of Kansas was attacked on a back road by thugs outraged at him talking about "Christians", mocking them for their childish belief in a fantasy world where gods create things out of thin air and then kill everything out of spite. They don't want anyone to mock them while they ran around acting like bezerk lunatics. Christian thugs have been ruining our holidays, ruining schools, ruining everything they latch onto, especially poor Jesus.

From Yahoo:
A college professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives said he was beaten by two men along a rural road early Monday.

University of Kansas religious studies professor Paul Mirecki said the men referred to the class when they beat him on the head, shoulders and back with their fists, and possibly a metal object, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

"I didn't know them," Mirecki said of his assailants, "but I'm sure they knew me."
Ah, Kansas! KU is where I went to college for one summer. It was exciting, filled to the brim with tornadoes, lightning strikes, the death (dark doings) of a student in the auditorium which eventually was burned down by lightning strikes (grrrr). What a place! It pretty much changed my life! To me, Kansas is like some sort of churning darkness of the soul, something in that sunny place runs like an icy breath, I think there is a great number of things wrong, spiritually, with Kansas. I saw it face to face, during a violent thunderstorm.

Maybe it is because it is not only the center of the USA, it is held up by cynical manipulators as "real America." I remember Bob the Lobbyist Dole ranting about how great Kansas was and how he just couldn't wait to return to that place. He told the people there, they were superior, spiritually, to those evil doers in New York or California. He made it sound like he and all his fellow worshippers of money and power just couldn't wait to run home to dear old Kansas, the state he supposedly loved and represented.

Well, he turned tail and ran like hell. To demonic DC. He can't stand Kansas for even five minutes. They all hate Kansas. This is why the place struggles to keep its young. They leave as soon as humanly possible. And the people making life unbearable in Kansas don't understand, few people want to live around them, they make life really miserable.

Lawrence is a lovely burg. I loved a number of things there. It is an island of liberality in a sea of reactionaries. Watching the right wing lunatics destroy KU is annoying but not surprizing. Since they prize stupidity, it is obvious, one has to intimidate anyone who challenges stupidity. We all see this with Bush and his lunatics. They scream at us, threaten us, attack everyone, they murderously kill thousands of people and torture many people just to get us to go along with their insane, destructive, idiotic world views! The river of blood doesn't bother them, us talking back drives them nuts!

Imagine if gangs of lefties roamed about America, beating up and torturing conservatives. Calling for the headquarters of the Hudson Institute to be blown up or blowing up mega churches! Just setting fire to some Humvees sends the right wing nuts in the FBI over the wall! The US Attorney General singling out some minor eco groups as top terrorists!

Since nearly the entire state apparatus is behind the right wing they feel emboldened to not only talk trash and threats, they carry them out with impunity.
Mirecki had referred to religious conservatives as "fundies," and said a course describing intelligent design as mythology would be a "nice slap in their big fat face." He has apologized for those comments.
Right wing fundies like the odious O'Reilly can call for the destruction of San Francisco or whip up fenzies of hate towards civilized citizens who want to have a happy holiday, Ann Coulter can suggest the NYT building in Manhattan be blown up and this is a-OK but if anyone calls fundies "fundies", they must apologize.

Our Vice President can call war heroes traitors and we are supposed to clap. If anyone says he angled for one deferment after another which caused America to lose the Vietnam war, he blows up. How dare anyone talk about his chicken-shit past!

And this is how the right wing operates: a double standard. Someone states the obvious and they get their classes cancelled, they are beaten up by unevolved thugs and are forced to apologize while violent reactionaries can spout whatever violent claptrap they want and get pay raises and praise! Look at Ann Coulter! She is lionized by Newsweek after making terrorist threats!

You won't see this poor professor lionized. Mauled by lions in the arena, yes.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

O Tannenbaum--Religious Right Steals Woden's Sacred Tree!


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Once again, the crazy religious right gets the GOP leadership all shook up over very insane things, this month is time to attack the use of the word "holiday". Well, they do want to work us all to death so no vacations for us! Besides, the things the Christian right wants to appropriate for Christ happen to belong to quite a few pagan religions.

From Yahoo:
If it's a spruce tree adorned with 10,000 lights and 5,000 ornaments displayed on the Capitol grounds in December, it's a Christmas tree and that's what it should be called, says House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Hastert, R-Ill., in a letter to the Architect of the Capitol, recommended that the annual Capitol Holiday Tree, as it has been called the past several years, be renamed the Capitol Christmas Tree.

"I strongly urge that we return to this tradition and join the White House, countless other public institutions and millions of American families in celebrating the holiday season with a Christmas tree," Hastert wrote to Architect Alan Hantman.

His office said the tree began to be referred to as the Holiday Tree in the 1990s. Spokesman Ron Bonjean said the reasons were unclear.

On Dec. 8 Hastert will flip the switch to light the tree, a 65-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. On Tuesday workmen were erecting the tree on the West Front of the Capitol.
Well, not everyone is a Christian and besides, the trees have zero to do with Christianity. It is useful to refer to the Winter Solstice season as a "holiday." For that is what all this is!

There is zero information connecting Jesus with anything surrounding the Saturnalia of winter. Nearly everything we stuck onto this holiday is 100% pagan. Santa Claus is just an incarnation of Woden riding the night storms, you have to put food in a tannenbaum tree to keep him from doing something nasty like hitting you with lightningbolts! It didn't work for me, of course. I gave up. Woden wants to belt me occassionally, leaving pretzels and apples for him in a tree is pretty useless.

Santa and his Valkerie elves wasn't a nice man who wanted to give us goodies. Just allowing us to live was sufficient. One certainly had to guard his passage through the wind auge or the smoke hole. Usually, when Vikings visit, they burn down the house and steal everything so I suppose that is sort of Christmasy for them!

The drinking of Wassail is very pagan. Lighting up stuff especially bonfires to bring back the sun, very pagan.

Christmas trees were introduced in the Hudson valley in the 1840s by a German tutor who was a romatic and loved pagan stuff from the past. This was a big movement in Germany at that time culminating in the famous Richard Wagner Ring Cycle.

Then there is the whole mistletoe stuff. Shades of Merlin! C.S. Lewis was a very pagan man who sugarcoated his paganism with a feeble sort of Christianity which simply ignored all the Jewish/Bible stuff and concentrated on the more pagan rip-offs. For the rulers, when they embraced the Piscean Jesus and spread his fish business into their realms, they simply appropriated any and everything connected with the pre-existing gods and goddesses.

The American right wing hates science and hates history. A young man who explained to a customer at Walmart the simple history of the pagan values of Christmas and why "Happy Holiday" was quite appropriate since we have Hannuka and other celebrations at this time, the Christian right went bezerk and strongarmed Walmart into firing the lad.

The bloviators on TV are once again at it. O'Reilley raged about this on TV but posters on the net discovered he is bullshitting us all yet again. From the Fox TV company store:

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The First Lady wishes everyone "Happy Holidays" each year and not one born again bozo collapses with a heartattack. So what gives?

After trying in vain to kick the Katrina victims to the curb, these clowns go back to making certain we can't wassail our way around the community singing about TANNENBAUMS which have no "Christmas" anywhere appended to them, they are just trees, and kissing under Druidic misteltoes and in general, giving a partridge in a pear tree to each other, gads.

Eat, drink and be merry, everyone!

Happy Holidays.

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