What Is True?

April 11, 2004

 

Boundaries of Knowledge
Cults
Values
Liberty & War



Boundaries of Knowledge

Disinfo.com

I like this site, good alternative resource, much more than politics.

"...The political bias of our staff just happens to be 'liberal' or 'progressive' but that doesn't mean we close our minds to ideas that are deemed conservative..."


New Scientist: Mysterious Namibian Circles


BBC: Did Noah really build an ark? Babylonian Epic


Sedna - New World Found Beyond Pluto


British Museum's newest treasure: Babylonian Queen of the Underworld


Escorts to the Afterlife: Confirmation of Human Sacrifice in First Dynasty Egypt


The Helix Nebula: The Eye of God



Cults


Eagan Hunter: Adolescent Attraction to Cults

I can see a lot of my own experience described in this very helpful article.

"Adherence to the cult lifestyle often results in radical behavior changes, along with "a loss of identity" compensated by an "enslavement to cult leaders" and further estrangement from family...

"...There has been a marked decline in the influence of the family and traditional religious beliefs, with a concomitant liberalization of personal values. The social climate has nourished rejection of cultural and moral standards. This has left adults and especially adolescents with the dilemma of finding values with which to fill this vacuum,..."

The author mentions the "all-powerful authoritarian leader", which is what we had in the Worldwide Church of God.

He makes the well-intentioned but, to me, ironic suggestion that educators, government agencies and others should rise to the occasion and compensate for the fracturing of values and family. I think rather, that many who belong to these groups would have to call off their program of values destruction first. There are other points to quibble about - never mind - it's a good article. (1)



Values


Thomas Paine: Essay on Dream

"...When men, from custom or fashion or any worldly motive, profess or pretend to believe what they do not believe, nor can give any reason for believing, they unship the helm of their morality, and being no longer honest to their own minds they feel no moral difficulty in being unjust to others... Morality has no hold on their minds, no restraint on their actions."



Liberty & War


Mar 25/04 - Joe Sobran: Bush League Fantasies


Apr 8/04 - Richard Cohen: Bravo, Ruthie

Hero. Tyco juror, 79-year-old Ruth B. Jordan, in the face of media intimidation:

"...Even people who have so much they don't know how to spend it, and still want more. Even they deserve justice when it comes to whether or not they committed a crime..."

This lady deserves nothing but respect on two counts: elderly and wise.


May 22/03 - Euro note to be radio tagged?

"...ability of recording information such as details of the transactions the paper note has been involved in..."



Canadian Nanny State Bans Baby Walkers


Jim Lobe: From Nation-Building to Religion-Building


Falluja Mosque Bombed: Continuing Slaughter, Kidnappings, US Rhetoric


"Mass punishment": U.S. forces recapture Kut, but Fallujah ceasefire fails


Reporters ordered to erase tapes while covering Scalia speech


Falluja fighting "kills 450 Iraqis"


CBC News Report From Ar-ramadi


Scores dead as Falluja resists US onslaught


Lew Rockwell: A Superpower Defeated


Justin Raimondo: The Ugly Truth


NATO Demonstrates Social Democratic "Morality": Blasts Church and Terrorizes Priest


NATO explains why it wasn't a terrorist act: Thousands protest botched NATO operation to catch Karadzic

Of course, since NATO supposedly represents goodness and democracy, this can't be terrorism, right?  We have to get used to the idea that our Western governments have the right to attack churches?   No, tell you what, I don't want to get used to that idea.  I never heard of such a thing.

It sounds like something the Nazis or the Communists would have done.  On second thought, I just remembered - Clinton set a precedent for this at Waco.  I guess they want to try it a few times to see if people learn to accept it.  How else can they carry out their war "on terrorism" unless the people agree it's "OK" with them to blow open a few churches?

NATO should disband and stop practising global dictatorship.  Also, Canada should withdraw from NATO.   Troops of a free nation should not be occupying other nations.


NATO grows: America spreads its weapons across Eastern Europe: World is safe - from ...?


Justin Raimondo: Lessons of Fallujah


Fred Reed: Nowhere To Hide


John R. Lott, Jr.: Banning Swords and Laser Pointers (Australia)


Paul Craig Roberts: Terror War's Legal Cost


Ted Galen Carpenter: American Conservatives Misread the Spanish Election


Ilana Mercer: The Spanish Prisoners Freed


Justin Raimondo: The Main Danger to Peace


Gary North: Politics As Voter Self-Esteem


John Pilger: The Unmentionable Source of Terrorism


Is everyone who fails to follow Bush guilty of "appeasement"?


GPS Monitored Anklets Could Help Track Ex-Cons


Rumsfeld "wanted to attack Iraq" on September 11


Former Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke: Al Qaeda was not on White House Agenda Before 9/11


Bush accused of ignoring al Qaeda until after 9/11


Harry Goslin: Beware Idiots, Madmen, and Lunatics
(Fourth Amendment)


Justin Raimondo: Is Anybody in Charge?


Butler Shaffer: Martha the Scapegoat


Joseph Stromberg: Murray Rothbard's Treatise


Fred Reed: America is not a free country


The Antiwar Movement Is Not Progressive -- And That's a Good Thing


Zapatero rejects Kerry call on Iraq troops, pledges to fight terrorists - not Iraq


Zapatero wants "government that does not intervene in the economy"

By the way, Zapatero has the label "Socialist". Many get caught up in language and party labels. In practice, Bush, Clinton and Kerry are all big government socialists of one kind or another. Bush talks the "conservative" talk but talk does not make him "conservative". Bush talks "freedom" while he pursues the path of former presidents in foreign and domestic intervention.

Spanish voters did not want any part of the Iraq war, and that is part of the reason they punished their former leader. Americans fought a War of Independence, so they ought to understand why other nations want independence from the US. Other peoples don't feel proud when their leaders are bullied and deceived by the US government.

Most people in the world respect American ideals and much of American culture. The US government has had to work very hard to create "Anti-Americanism". Many Americans have been brainwashed, so they don't understand the nature of their government and how it contradicts their own ideals.


Ron Paul: Praise the Troops, Not the War


Justin Raimondo: The Déjà Vu War - Kosovo and Iraq


Ottawa Professor: Kosovo "Freedom Fighters" Financed by Organised Crime


Brian Wilson the Musician


Brian Wilson the Libertarian Talk Radio Host


Ron Paul Speaks - On Waco Etc.


Mel Gibson Hits Out at War in Iraq


Charley Reese: Don't Enlist In Culture War


Ron Paul: The Folly of Fed Interest Rates


Jim Lobe: For U.S. Hawks, Madrid 2004 = Munich 1938


Tibor R. Machan: Martha Stewart's "Crime"


Lew Rockwell: Spain's Sophisticated Voters


Justin Raimondo: The Meaning of Madrid


Necons Are So Full of It: US turns on Spanish 'Appeasement'


Freed Guantanamo Prisoner: Terror of Torture in Cuba Camp


Eric Margolis: Bush's War is a Financial Disaster
(Site)


Jim Lobe: Bush Loses Spanish Election


Conrad Black: A Crusading Neocon among English Tories


Roderick Long: Roads to Fascism - 60 Years Later


Canada Not a Police State? MP Apologizes for Reaction to Single Mom's Spitting Threat


Poll: Bush Lied, Canada Right to Stay Out of Iraq War


Justin Raimondo: Iraq - One Year Later


Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England


Gary Mauser: The Right to Defend Yourself


The Historical English Right to Keep and Bear Arms


Natural Law and Rights: Coke and Blackstone


The Soviet Gulag


Habeas Corpus in Canada


Ron Paul: Indecent Attack on the First Amendment


Lew Rockwell: Take Not Insults From Campaigns


Thomas Woods: Ukraine Terror Famine


Canadian Troops Head to Haiti


Inappropriate Criminalization: Woman denies charges in C-section case

Some reactions:

  1. This lady is possibly mentally ill as someone mentioned, and she made an irrational choice.
  2. She made a medical choice. People have to be free to make good and bad choices about their care. There are even people without the same facilities.
  3. She didn't actively try to kill her baby but many others do try to terminate their unborn babies, and they are not charged with a crime.
  4. She's a mother anyway, so give her a lecture and leave her alone.




Notes

[1] Adolescence Magazine, Fall, 1998, findarticles.com








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