Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stranded In Babylon

Photo Op in Weed World
Gaza burns, and Obama dances with a horse....

It's typical in the stage show of imagined realism.....

The programming...

Barely effective but good enough so far in this land of the perpetually deceived...

It's too absurd!

The walk in the park for the social engineers

is becoming a little more difficult...

Every now and then I have to bring out 'the children of Gaza' and the metaphor of Babylon. Things repeat. The awakening is not happening fast enough...or maybe it will in its own time.


  1. Kenny, just to let you know: I made a major step forward today in both the forthcoming blog entry and my own understanding of what it is that needs to be done. The activities of daily living and another attempt to deliver birthday presents tomorrow will keep me from finishing the project before the weekend, but the calendar is clear afterwards, the larder is full, and it's going to rain here for days, so hang me by my toes upside down if it's not visible by next Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, btw, you are getting better and better. Pleased to know you. Glad to know there's still a few thinking and feeling homo sapiens left, and you have assembled many of them in a small village.

  2. "In the sixth century BC, the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu identified the world's biggest problem. Individuals viewed themselves as powerless. The burden of impotence made them resent others and fear life, which, in turn, led them to seek power through controlling others. The quest was not an expression of authority, but one of aggression. Lao Tzu rooted most of social problems in the individual's sense of paralysis."

    The Power of the Powerlesst

    from a comment at the article...

    "It is consent, withdrawal of consent that tyrants are afraid of. Our own government see's peoples withdrawal of their consent as the existential threat to the state, its power, and those running it.

    Indeed, the truth sets one free in every myriad way, it is Liberty, it is the utmost in legitimacy of people.

    It is upstream of tyranny and tyrants.

    The truth reveals the illegitimacy of those in power and their lawlessness."

  3. Yes, and that note of yours above will slide right in to the piece I am writing. Well, "we" are writing... since I've already noted or quoted you twice, and others, and it is a synthesis of ideas. It is indeed about our own paralysis, our own use of our own skills and attributes, the withdrawal of consent, the education of others, focused on Truth and truths. And it's about how the few of us can do what we can individually and -- oh, how I hate to use the word -- collectively, each from within our own experience and belief structures without compromising them or without limit on what we do or who we are as individuals. My biases, I noted to myself, are that I come from a autodidactic study of positive or performance psychology with a minor sub-branch in cognitive science that seeks to empower individuals, from a lifetime of focus on emergency response, and the combination of those two in teamwork and leadership.

    Thank you, Kenny, for providing an agora of the spirit.

  4. Personally, I believe most people like to play the victim and relinquish their innate power to authority, blaming everyone else but themselves for any 'misfortune' that befalls them. Never mind that any, subjectively experienced, adverse event could put them on a different path, if overcome and not tainted by any so-called social norm. I am all for empowering people to swim against the tide to break the status quo. Easier said than done, you bet.

    But the article you linked, for the most part, makes a connection to the suffering of Jews only. By now a time honoured tradition, I suppose. Should we put Chiune Sugihara into the same league as Oskar Schindler? Oskar supposedly saved 1,200, Chiune 6,000. So, there are 7,000 descendant Schindler Jews and 40,000 Siguhara Jews.

    What I'm trying to say is McElroy's article about empowering people has its merits. But it lost credibility when the eternal victims were put to the forefront as well as the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    The Truth needs to be spread and
    the Truth has no copyright and
    the Truth will not be told by the perceived, eternal victims.

    Did you look at the picture WRH posted of the Israelis pulling up their chairs on a hillside at Sderot watching and cheering the bombardment of Gaza? Same as they did during Operation Cast Lead?

    Personal empowerment, yes, sugar coating and preferential treatment of the non-semites, God forbid.

    1. You're right and I should get out of the habit of pulling a paragraph out that I like and ignoring the rest of an article. I should have gone to another source to quote Lao Tzu but I don't usually think anyone often clicks on the links. Thanks for the reminder.

      I did see the photo at Sderot you mentioned and wasn't really surprised. They weren't very worried about getting hit by a bottle rocket as they enjoyed the 'show.'

  5. Hi Kenny,
    Here's a link to an article listing companies supporting the bad guys:

    I'm gonna miss Starbucks, but that's all.

    1. The list is a good start and all are easy to boycott. I would add Dell computers to the list and I'm sure there are many more if we dig deep enough.

    2. Where the best info on Dell? (I'd like to pass that info along to my bosses.) -EV

    3. EV, not knowing where your bosses stand on the issue, I'm not sure of the best info. They do have facilities in Israel as far as I know. Not to cop out on your question but maybe you should research this yourself and tailor your remarks to the bosses in a way you see fit.

      It's been a few years back but because Dell has facilities in middle TN, 2 employers of mine went all out in buying their products. Every single one of them was a dud, several were fixed on site under warranty and all the rest died later. I think Michael Dell is a zionist but other than that I have this perception that their computers suck.

    4. Okay, thanks, Kenny, I'll dig around. Not that my bosses would listen to me anyway...I complained bitterly about having this stupid windows software on my computer that wants to "update" every few days. -EV

    5. sickening...thanks. Don't forget, too, any computer with "intel inside" has "israel inside."

      BTW, did you read the interview with Ryssen posted on NTS? I found it shocking, esp. the part about the j-community being rife with incest ... makes sense of Freud's first patients, largely suffering with hysteria and reporting a history of incest/sexual abuse. Hard to believe someone would do such a thing, but I knew a woman back in school whose father had raped her repeatedly as a child; if she refused, he threatened to go after her younger sister, also his daughter. Mother physically abused, etc. All members of the tribe.

    6. Instead of SB coffee, try Newman's own fairtrade/organic greenmountain coffee. It is superb.

  6. Obama doesn't have to be where the action is, because he isn't the one in charge of the government crimes. He is only a figurehead who signs his name when necessary. The border/mass illegals' importation is being done by the real dictatorial powers making all the plans, decisions, and using tyrannical authority to carry them out. They all need to be put to the wall for their treasonous crimes. Informational lies about the illegals should be being exposed, not enabled by alternative media. It is important to note that much critical information being put out by Jim Stone that counters lies is being ignored. Again WRH is not acknowledging much of this reporting. Buses hired and run from Central America into the US by the US government, not any trains, is critical fact to know. When does the MSM tell the truth, WRH?
    ALERT! Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.
    By: alexmark
    ALERT! Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.
    Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.
    MEXICO CITY Wed Jul 9, 2014 9:14pm EDT
    (Reuters) - A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said.
    Many of the migrants aboard were young people and nobody was injured when the train nicknamed "the Beast" came off the tracks, a spokesman for local emergency services said.
    Mexico has a policy of busting anyone riding trains which makes the children on trains stories IMPOSSIBLE, this is an important update.
    Yesterday's "beast" derailment involved 3 illegals as shown on Mexican TV, not 1,300
    It is important to spread the word about how the children are really being brought up - via bus and not trains, because the trains are nothing but cover for the real story which is child theft on a massive scale.

    1. I, for one, am with you. Sorry to say that WRH is telling only a half truth or a distorted version of what is happening. You really have to double up on his 'truth telling' and find different sources.

      His 'alexmark' contributor has never much to say about anything. Just some sensationalized BS, not worth pushing the button on my mouse. IMO

    2. WRH is disinfo; part of the lame-stream media afterall. Stone's saying that the border is to keep US citizens in, not to prevent illegal aliens from entering the US. You're right - the real story needs to be shouted from the rooftops. -EV

  7. The tower of Babel story mocks the power and name of Babylon in order to repudiate the culture from which the people of Israel had emerged. Here are some of the elements which the Hebrew mythographers drew upon:

    Ancient Texts Tell Tales of War, Bar Tabs

    A trove of newly translated texts from the ancient Middle East are revealing accounts of war, the building of pyramidlike structures called ziggurats and even the people's use of beer tabs at local taverns.

    The 107 cuneiform texts, most of them previously unpublished, are from the collection of Martin Schøyen, a businessman from Norway.
    Nebuchadnezzar's tower

    Among the finds is a haunting, albeit partly lost, inscription in the words of King Nebuchadnezzar II, a ruler of Babylon who built a great ziggurat — massive pyramidlike towers built in ancient Mesopotamia — dedicated to the god Marduk about 2,500 years ago.

    The inscription was carved onto a stele, a stone slab used for engraving. It includes a drawing of the ziggurat and King Nebuchadnezzar II himself.

    Some scholars have argued that the structure inspired the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. In the inscription, Nebuchadnezzar talks about how he got people from all over the world to build the Marduk tower and a second ziggurat at Borsippa.

    "I mobilized [all] countries everywhere, [each and] every ruler [who] had been raised to prominence over all the people of the world [as one] loved by Marduk..." he wrote on the stele.

    "I built their structures with bitumen and [baked brick throughout]. I completed them, making [them gleam] bright as the [sun]..." (Translations by Professor Andrew George)
    On the stele, a bearded Nebuchadnezzar wears a cone-shaped royal crown with a bracelet or bangle on his right wrist. In his left hand, he carries a staff as tall as he is and in his right he holds an as-yet-unidentified object...

    Tower of Babel floor plan and elevation

    A stele from the collection of Norwegian businessman Martin Schoyen includes the clearest image of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II extant and the earliest images of the Great Ziggurat of Babylon, aka Etemenanki, the leading candidate for the Biblical Tower of Babel. This is one of only four known images of Nebuchadnezzar, and the other three are carved on cliff-faces in Lebanon and have been hard used by the elements. The stele shows the king in profile, wearing the conical hat of royalty, holding a staff in his left hand and an unknown object that might be a foundation nail or a scroll with plans for the tower in his right hand.

    Read the rest:

    It appears to me that the object that Nebuchadnezzar holds in his right hand may be a stylus:

    Confuser of languages

    In the Sumerian epic entitled Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, in a speech of Enmerkar, an incantation is pronounced that has a mythical introduction. Samuel Noah Kramer's translation is as follows:

    Once upon a time there was no snake, there was no scorpion,

    There was no hyena, there was no lion,
    There was no wild dog, no wolf,
    There was no fear, no terror,
    Man had no rival.

    In those days, the lands of Subur (and) Hamazi,
    Harmony-tongued Sumer, the great land of the decrees of princeship,
    Uri, the land having all that is appropriate,
    The land Martu, resting in security,
    The whole universe, the people in unison
    To Enlil in one tongue [spoke].

    (Then) Enki, the lord of abundance (whose) commands are trustworthy,
    The lord of wisdom, who understands the land,
    The leader of the gods,
    Endowed with wisdom, the lord of Eridu
    Changed the speech in their mouths, [brought] contention into it,
    Into the speech of man that (until then) had been one.

    1. Interesting from and another example of the recycling of older stories into the OT.

      Funny too. "I will gladly pay you this winter for a jar of beer today" plus taxes and fees as the barkeep decides. Some things never change.