New York Times, April 28,2018…A full page ad paid for by The World Values Network, Rabbi Shmuley, Executive Director…In this ad Rabbi Shmuley takes to task Natalie Portman for her refusal to go to Israel to accept the Genesis prize, known as the Jewish Nobel. Saying “She does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.” He then goes on to praise Netanyahu as the great and only democratically elected leader in the Middle East, and blah, blah, blah. He then goes on to say that Ms. Portman attended the Shanghai Film Festival in 2014 Sponsored by the Chinese State administration of press, publication, radio, film and television. best known as the censorship enforcer and propaganda machine of the Chinese Communist Government. The Rabbi then goes on to ask: “What would lead Ms. Portman to embrace some of the world’s most authoritarian offenders, and ignore state sponsored censorship while announcing a boycott of democratic Israel on it’s 70th birthday? Ms. Portman implied it’s the recent clashes between Israel and the “Hamas terror organization on the Gaza border.” The Rabbi then mentions how the Jews remember of the Warsaw Ghetto… When the Rabbi said that he caught my attention, because as far as I can tell, the Gaza Strip is an exact replica of the Warsaw Ghetto, the people walled in, starved, deprived of electricity, fresh water, sanitation, bombed almost daily by Israel, thoughtless murdering of protester’s against these conditions, their hospitals and schools targeted, children and pregnant mothers among the victims, I think, I too would be tempted to take up arms. What amazes me is how the other side is so easily labeled terrorists, when our side is labeled Freedom Fighters. Now, what brings this particular page to my attention is my relating the Chinese connection to Ms. Portman, to an article in the Economist Magazine dated Oct. 13th, 2018 :Israel and China. Too Open for Business? Israel’s commercial ties with China are raising security concerns. “The chief of one of Israel’s intelligence agencies was recently surprised to discover that Chinese construction workers on a major building project might be able to see into a sensitive installation. Israeli security officials are growing increasingly uneasy with China’s expanding role in the economy, particularly its involvement in several big infrastructure projects and its purchase of cutting edge technology.” (Skipping a few paragraphs here.) ” The other concern is over the transfer of Weapons technology to the Chinese. Gone are the days when Israel would sell them military hardware. After numerous complaints from America, Israel agreed to cut off arms sales to China in 2005, but a grey area has sprung up around dual use technology, such as artificial intelligence and cyber security products, which could be used for surveillance and intelligence purposes. (Skipping another paragraph or two here.) Israel’s commercial ties with China have flourished under Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, who met President Xi Jinping last year. In the first eight months of 2018 Israel sold $3.5 billion worth of goods and services to China up 63% for the same period last year. “Israel has to do business with China, of course, but there is no serious mechanism to make sure that we don’t sell off key economic assets and valuable technological knowledge,” says Efraim Halevy, a former head of Mossad. So, back to Hypocrites Mr. Rabbi Shmuley, Ms. Portman went to China to take in a film festival, Israel goes to China to sell them Weapons and technology to help them increase their surveillance of their own people and foreigners. I would be so bold as to suggest to Rabbi Shmuley that he put the Hypocritical shoe on the proper foot. They will fit him just fine. Perhaps if the Israeli people would try to see the Palestinian people as human beings, forcibly removed from their homeland as friends and neighbors and try to work out their differences peacefully. A first step would be to help rebuild Gaza and make sure the people there have as good a life as the Israeli people themselves enjoy, that would be a nice beginning, maybe they would even talk peace with you. I hope the Rabbi takes the time to read my little love note to him…
I see the Pirate Orange Beard is doing his usual dazzling of his true believers with the usual lies and bullshit. “Oh. The Great (And Rich) Saudi prince would never lie to me, just like I would never dream of lying to you. So I believe him when he says he knows nothing about some pesky event in the Saudi embassy in Turkey.” “I was too busy jailing opponents, to pay attention to something so far away.” So says the Rich Prince, (Tyrant) Oh! the admiration the Pirate Orange Beard showers on those rough and tough leaders. “I want to be just like them, remember I fell in LOVE with Kim Jong -Un, I so love His Parades.” “I really want a Parade like my long dead buddy Adolph used to hold, Oh! those goose stepping paragons of perfect white men.” Now that he’s got the military/Industrial complex an extra fifty billion bucks, and given his fellow Billionaires an extra trillion to sock away, guess who’s going to be tapped to pay for all that largess? Well Bitch McCon spelled it out for us: “It’s the fault of all those pesky programs for the not rich folk, the usual suspects, Social Insecurity, Medi-don’t care, and Medicaid, and those food stamps and rent assistance.” Since it’s a crime now to be poor, we can hire more police forces to arrest all those homeless crooks and build more privatized prisons to stock them away from the well rich and cultured folks, so they don’t have to see them when they are being driven around the city in their Limo’s. Plus we can rent the prisoners out to the corporations for ten or twenty bucks an hour and pay them ten cents an hour. Are we good or what… Now how we can slow down global warming by one simple plan: Go back the the eight hour, five day week. Get rid of this insane 24/7 world. Plus no traveling on weekends, no plane flights, walk to the park, the museum’s enjoy the sunshine, Park the damn cars,the trucks. Maybe leave the subways and buses running so one can get across town. Plus No Shopping! That’s it from this tired old grunt… ttyl.
- Elect despots as leaders, make sure they are totally corrupted by greed and immorality. 2. Design and spend trillions of bucks on Weapons of Mass Destruction… 3.Pamper the Rich and impoverish the poor more than usual… 4. Punish the atmosphere with every poison imaginable to man and chemists… 5.Encourage women to have as many children as they can bear, deny them access to birth control and abortions… 6. Strip mine the Oceans, net every last fish in the sea, also all the hard shelled creatures… 7. Strip mine the land for every last ounce of minerals, especially Gold, make it look like the surface of the moon. Poison the streams, rivers, lakes and oceans with mine run-off toxins… 8.Build thousands of Coal generating plants, supply them with mountain top mined coal… 9. Build and sell gas and diesel guzzling autos, trucks, buses, airplanes and ships, encourage their use by not building any public transportation systems… 10. Encourage factory farming, use massive amounts of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Make sure that the run-off flows into all nearby lakes, rivers and streams so as to create dead zones at every river mouth. (This insures that any surviving fish from #6 above will be sure to die.) 11. Build more and more CAFO’s, store the waste in ever larger ponds, thus insuring that rain will fill the local river systems with animal waste products, feed the animals lots of antibiotics and growth hormones… 12. Step up the use of plastic and plastic products for single use purposes, then be sure to litter the land and waters with it, what the hell, the planet is a giant trash can already, so no big deal… 13. Encourage hatred, make sure to create division among the people, give them plenty of “Others” to persecute, give them names like Terrorists, Criminals, Gangs, anti-christian’s or Low-Life’s… 14. Encourage the people to buy and own guns, rifles, and lots of ammo: Tell them that it’s their right to own them to protect themselves from those horrible, nasty “Other’s”… 15. Constantly raise taxes on the poor and middle class, cancel all assistance programs like food stamps, medical care, low income housing; tell the people that we must have the strongest, most weaponized Army, Navy, and Air Force in the world to keep those Evil Other’s from attacking us while we sleep. Therefore we must increase our military budgets exponentially, thus justifying those tax increases… 16. Make medical care and medicine expensive beyond all reason, so only the Rich can afford it, allow the poor and middle classes to bankrupt themselves trying to pay for medical care. Do not ever consider single-payer insurance… 17. Pamper and enrich Big Pharma by allowing them to charge whatever price they desire for critical medicines… 18. Sell off all the public’s land to mining and drilling interests, sell it for dirt-cheap prices… 19. Make it a priority to encourage people to eat more and more unhealthy food products, this will create more fat, unhealthy people who will be prone to diabetes and heart disease, thus making the Medical/Pharma complex even richer than their wildest dreams… 20. Make wars of all kinds popular, increase the size of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and of course our new Space Force. It helps to encourage patriotism. Begin by brain-washing the young at an early age, so they will be happy to march off to glorious War… This then, is the guide lines for How to End Life on Earth. We are well on our way to achieving these goals. We have already elected plenty of Despots in this present time. I used to think that our Planet Earth was salvageable, but now I am not so sure about that. The rise of so-called: ‘Smart Technology’ has precipitated a rise in the levels of Stupidity. The people have become dependent upon other’s doing their thinking for them, making them ever more unable to think for themselves. This is tragic, because one may ask: “Who is it that is doing the thinking for you?” Oh! Look it up on your “Smart Phone” , the answers to all of your questions are on there. Just ask Siri, or Amazon’s Echo, or Microsoft’s Cortana. Siri! “How did I become so stupid?” Siri: “I am sorry, my programmer forbids me to answer that question, as the answer may offend a stupid human being.” So, my friends, if you like the way this present world operates, do Nothing. If you want it to change for the better begin by learning how to think for yourself once more…P.S. The Phoenix will not be rising from the ashes of a destroyed planet! The End.
Let us find out what DECEPTION means in today’s world. As I follow the world news I hear many stories of falsehoods and downright lies being told by it seems, practically every human alive. When I was a young man I got a good piece of advice from a friend of mine, who told me this: “Always tell the truth and you won’t have to remember anything.” When one tells a lie, one has to always remember which lie he/she told, the more lies one tells, the greater one’s memory must be. Some of us must have memories so clogged up with lies that they have trouble remembering their own name.
Let me share an essay by a good friend of mine Sirio Esteve, from his book “The Experience, a Celebration of Being.” Random House 1974
Do you lie?……………………………………………………………………………………..No. I appear when men do not lie. I am an experience. Experiences do not lie. Men lie about them deliberately or out of ignorance. When I am in men, men are in each other. I am a living thing, not an arrangement of words. An arrangement of words falsely claiming to be Me cannot elicit the experience I am.
Agreed, Words lie. You are not words, even when you incite words. However eyes can lie, smiles and laughter can lie, gestures can lie. Nonetheless, agreed! You are not a glance, a smile or a gesture. As experience You are total………………………………I reach from continent to continent. I include isolated men living in jungle and polar regions. Where a man is, I am, mostly unseen and un-received, because men shun the truth out of fear or ignorance.
Come sit cozily at my side and lie. In my turn, I will lie to you. In a lying world, to lie is right. How will we understand ourselves if we do not understand our lying? Lies, some big, some small, keep the world ticking.
You come along, I come along. We meet. You tell the truth and some lies. I tell the truth and some lies. We part, you go your way. I go my way. Tell us, sir, why do we lie? Sometimes for the fun of it, but mostly to retain respect for ourselves. Sometimes to hurt people. Always we lie to gain a wanted thing we would lose if we spoke truthfully. Let you put me down? I will not permit it. So I lie. Lose my possessions, my privileges, my superiority? Unthinkable! I value the lie. It fires my flesh, incites my lust. By it, living things come to be good things, heartwarming things which banish the distress of truth.
Evidently you speak of an ocean of lies in which men bathe daily… And also of a sky of truth where men dream nightly. Unless alloyed with truth, lies will not hold together.
In a civilization some men want to be smarter than others in everything, or at least in some specialty. When two such meet, tremors shake the foundations of their houses. To be smarter than all one’s acquaintances put together, one must be a clever liar. So it comes to be that on earth, smart liars lead the truthful into make believe.
“It cannot be different,” says an apologist blandly. Speak to him about poverty. “It cannot be different,” he says, “Some must remain hungry.” Speak to him about disease and injustice. “It cannot be different,” he says, “It pertains to human nature.” Speak to him about war. “It cannot be different,” he says, “The Bible predicts it.”
Come again to dreams, once more endlessly. The true dream relies upon experience and builds by it. It is not a lie even when men lie about it. It is existence speaking about wonders to come. Believe in it. Work for it. It will not forsake you.
Existence has places to go beyond the place where it is. You have places to go beyond the place where you are. Oppose the nonexistence of your culture. Expose it. Expose the lies, the make believe, the idolatry, the buffoonery. Do it in a simple way. Do not conform. Escape the noose by walking right on past the lies. Mankind depends upon you! Right on past the lies. The police will gang up on you. The army will be called into action. The courts will see that you receive “just” punishment. But they will not destroy you. The forces of existence uphold you. What must be will be. The House of Mankind will rise toward completion and drive all lies out of human existence……..
And that, my friends, is what it takes to end the deceptions we are suffering under at this moment in time…Do not buy the lies, think for yourself, you do not need to follow a leader, who will only lead you into the web of deception. Take a good, deep look around and see who the “follower’s” have elected as their leaders around the world. Petty Tyrants, wannabe Dictators, little tin gods. Is that who you want to follow? That way leads only to war’s and endless misery. Be brave, and listen to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
I wonder how many of us human beings are paying attention to the loss of land and sea creatures, which are disappearing at an ever faster rate, as our human population increases at an exponential rate? It is going to be a very lonely place after all the insects, birds, animals and fish have been eliminated from Earth… This could be averted if we humans would just embrace family planning for all people on Earth… I think the only reason this is not happening is due to greed. The rich and the corporations must be assured of a steady supply of CHEAP LABOR, thus no birth control allowed… Well we’ll see what happens when all that is left to eat is Jellyfish… Please wake up before it is too late to save anything at all…Imagine a planet with only Humans left and you will realize what a lonely place you live in when no birds sing in the morning… We have choices to make people, embrace Heaven on Earth or Hell on Earth, Heaven demands Love, Hell demands Greed and Evil. Which is it to be? It is up to you all to decide… I write this because I am a Lover of life and this living Planet… Have a nice life!
” The urge to save humanity is often a False Face for the urge to rule it.” H.L. Mencken. I have become aware of various Dictators who would love to steal the freedom to speak our minds, Instead They threaten to imprison us, kill us, torture us so that we will agree to their way of thinking, even though it goes against our own morals…These rulers are terrified that any-one might not agree with them, so they rely on regressive tactics to silence the so-called opposition. So WE the people must continue to stand up and SPEAK out that this is not the world we want to live in… Black, White, Yellow, Green, Pink or whatever color you are we must treat all Men and Women as equals. How many Earth’s are there? There is only ONE EARTH…And we all live and exist on it…It is not you against me, it is us living together as one…Building the House of Mankind…Let me add in here another chapter from “The Experience, A Celebration of Being.” by my friend Sireo Esteve…Random House, 1974…. DECEPTION Do you lie?…………………………………………………….No. I appear when men do not lie…I am the Experience. Experiences do not lie… Men lie about them deliberately or out of ignorance. When I am in men, men are in each other. I am a living thing, not an arrangement of words…An arrangement of words falsely claiming to be Me cannot elicit the experience I am. Agreed! Words lie… You are not words, even when you incite words…However eyes can lie, smiles and laughter can lie, gestures can lie…Nonetheless, agreed! You are not a glance, a smile or a gesture…As Experience you are total… I reach from continent to continent…I include isolated men living in jungle or polar regions…Where a man is, I am, mostly unseen and unreceived, because men shun the truth out of fear and ignorance… Come sit cozily at my side and lie…In my turn, I will lie to you…In a lying world, to lie is right… How will we understand ourselves if we don’t understand our lying? Lies, some big, some small, keep the world ticking… You come along. I come along. We meet. You tell the truth and some lies… I tell the truth and some lies…We part…You go your way…I go my way… Tell us sir, why do we lie? Sometimes for the fun of it, but mostly to retain respect for ourselves…Sometimes to hurt people…Always we lie to gain a wanted thing we would lose if we spoke truthfully…Let you put me down? I will not permit it…So I lie…Lose my possessions, my privileges, my superiority? Unthinkable! I value the lie…It fires my flesh, incites my lust…By it, living things come to be good things, heartwarming things which banish the distress of truth… Evidently you speak of an Ocean of Lies in which men bathe daily… And also of a sky of truth where men dream nightly…Unless alloyed with truth, lies will not hold together… In a civilization some men want to be smarter than others in everything, or at least in some specialty…When two such meet, tremors shake the foundation of their houses…To be smarter than all one’s acquaintances put together, one must be a cleaver liar…So it comes to be that on Earth, smart liars lead the truthful into make-believe…”It cannot be different,” says an apologist blandly…Speak to him about Poverty…”It cannot be different,” He says, “Some must remain hungry.” Speak to him about disease and injustice…”It cannot be different,” he says, “It pertains to human nature.” Speak to him about War…”It cannot be different,” he says, “The bible predicts it.” *** Come again to dreams; once more endlessly…The true dream relies upon experience and builds by it…It is not a lie, even when men lie about it…It is existence speaking about wonders to come…Believe in it…Work for it…It will not forsake you… *** Existence has a place to go beyond the place where it is…You have places to go beyond the place where you are…Oppose the nonexistence of your culture…Expose it…Expose the lies, the make- believe, the Idolatry, the buffoonery…Do it in a simple way…Do not conform…Escape the noose by walking right on past the lies…Mankind depends on YOU! Right on past the lies…The Police will gang up on you…The army will be called into action…The courts will see that YOU receive “Just punishment.” But they will NOT destroy YOU…The forces of existence uphold you…What must be will be…The House of Mankind will rise toward completion and drive all lies out of human existence…
Sir: you have a fortune of $140 Bullion Bucks, the people in Syria are fleeing their country by the hundreds of thousands, They need assistance for Food and Water, could you not find it in your Heart to donate maybe 3 Bullion bucks to the UN. Relief mission to help those people who are fleeing the war criminals Mr. President Putin and Mr. President Bashar al-Assad…Russian President Putin is only helping Mr. al-Assad in order to test his latest weapons on living People…I do not understand why we the People of Earth have not arrested these Crime kingpins… What is wrong with us? Mr. President Assad has bombed his own country into rubble…What for? I, Myself, if I am not liked I remove myself and head for the hills, I sure do not want to be around people who do not like me… I would not think to bomb and kill those people just because they happened not to like me anymore… So step up to the plate Mr.Bezos and show us that you also have a real LIVE Beating HEART…