SO MUCH TO LEARN
To remain locked within a box of indoctrination is simply too boring and a waste of a perfectly good life. What can I learn from others?
–https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/1566833067792244741 –“Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.”
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News of identification of the body of a female jogger who was abducted, allegedly, and presumably assaulted, is the reason one remains going forward as in the past, vocal in defending a woman who will call law enforcement in remote areas when she feels threatened by a man who appears to exert his authority over her whether byway of language, attitude, or actual physical power. And ever more increasingly, byway of laws.
A natural right must be for women to occupy and own their own bodies without the traditional interference from outside forces. Women have the same right to movement outside of their respective homes as is enjoyed by men. And by the way, the same right of movement within one’s own mind.
Presumption by patriarchy seems to uphold a system that is hierarchical, self-interested, and presumes a moral authority by which it does not function. Some people have mentioned the troubling spread of Christian nationalism, but one sees more obviously the topic of institutionalized religion that can be of any
religion. In the USA in 2022 it feels like Christian nationalism has partnered with patriarchal hierarchy to promote an Establishment that functions quite similarly to a Pyramid Scheme.
“The system” is showing cracks as a stereotypical culture seems to grow according to what has been labeled White Supremacy.
The following is a fascinating read that has been suggested to learn of an alternative view of the workings of institutionalized religion. However hierarchical Establishment has been known to warn against this so-called fiction while never explaining the historical documentation that can encourage curiosity on this topic. As one willing to listen to the information from hierarchical Establishment, one also is sufficiently curious to look around for confirmation.
In Christian terms, most of the world’s population is heretical, because the Christian Church (which defines its own heresies) represents little more than a quarter of that population. As for the remaining three-quarters – the Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others – they are all, by definition, heretics and infidel.
Only 365 years ago, the Italian scientist Galileo announced that the Earth was in motion around the sun (a discovery by the Polish astronomer, Copernicus) and for this the Church proclaimed him a heretic. As a result, Galileo was hauled before the Catholic Inquisition and kept under house arrest for ten years until he died.
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Said curiosity has encouraged research on the topic, and specifically currently the book The Gospel of John, Volume 1, by William Barclay. One also intends to read Volume 2, and the Library of Congress Catalog No. 58-5035 seems to be where this can be found. Imagine the surprise when this explanation by institutionalized religion seemed to confirm the Bloodlines information. One is not a Biblical scholar, just a retiree with time on hands, to one’s delight, that is filling in blanks that over a lifetime career floated in the back of one’s mind as one remained compliant to hierarchical Establishment. Is time on the hands of a human being the bogey man that frightens some of hierarchical Establishment to suggest eradicating Social Security to ensure troublesome elderly citizens spend their time struggling to survive rather than reading.
Anyway, a few thoughts inspired by The Gospel of John, Volume 1, edited by William Barclay—
*Predominately scholars used Hebrew as a language pre and during the time of Christ, as scholars translated into Aramaic that most Jews used as a language
*The concept of a Messiah was predominantly of Jews, as compared to the world of gentiles
*Jesus was of the Jewish world
*Anthropomorphism toward the idea of The Creator was avoided by Jews
*Gentiles were not familiar with either of the notion of a Messiah or of avoidance of anthropomorphism of the idea of The Creator
*A movement begun in the Jewish world expanded among gentiles to an extent that a majority of followers were gentile, of Christianity
*Christianity expanded among people of Greece, along with writings of Gospels in language understandable by gentiles
*Gnostics seemed to maintain association, pre-Hellenistic translation, with original teachings and mores
*Translators attempting to write in language attractive to gentiles embraced anthropomorphism
*Non-anthropomorphic Gnostic translators declared such views as heresy
So what is the point and who cares in 2022?
First this little book called The Gospel of John edited by William Barclay seems to be a defense for institutionalized religion. Most people would be perfectly happy when an institution chooses to expand a religion, except when the presumption grows that everyone should adhere to the precepts or be labeled as a heretic or a criminal.
Comes along 2022, and expansion of these presumptions grow in the US along with Christian nationalism and installation of followers in positions of power with the example of The Supreme Court.
This means the secular laws of the USA seem to begin to follow concepts along the line of ancient translators of an institutionalized bubble religion. Naming of Christ as relevant when instead it seems translators to attract gentiles is at the core of institutionalized religion may be a matter of discussion.
In particular when nationalistic institutionalized religion grows within a government that should retain separation between church and state is another topic of discussion.
But this is only the view from one uninformed reader of The Gospel of John, Volume 1, edited by William Barclay who seems to make a case against gnostics and for institutionalized religion.
More to the point is interpretation of laws in the name of an institutionalized religion that doesn’t seem to follow or care about the life of its supposed founder.
This also reminds people that as with Alice in Oz, we need to look behind the curtain. But please do the research yourself as souls are commended to following of translator-inspired devotion. Personally one was quite surprised to read straight-forward acknowledgment by institutionalized religion of that which has been denigrated by the same in Bloodlines—-https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/601146.Bloodline_of_the_Holy_Grail
More translation of John are fascinating in The Secret Teachings of Jesus…Four Gnostic Gospels, translated and with an introduction and notes by Marvin W. Meyer. This unschooled and interested reader found the information, especially in Gospel 4, to be mind blowing. And it feels quite Buddhist, in one person’s imagination.
So how does this apply to governance in the USA in 2022. For one, if they’re confused about this, what else are they confused about? And who are these people, anyway?
The US has superimposed capitalism over democracy enough that some people believe they are one and the same. It isn’t a stretch to imagine capitalistic hierarchy would do the same with religion.
https://monthlyreview.org/2022/07/01/socialism-and-ecological-survival-an-introduction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=socialism-and-ecological-survival-an-introduction –Six decades after the threat of accelerated global warming was first raised by scientists, the situation has only gotten worse.
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When Establishment can excuse manic exploitation of human resources (people) and natural resources (environment) by alluding to institutionalized religion that seems based upon a bubble, a discussion could be useful.
The Truth About The Jackson Water Crisis
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****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-
This is a reminder of how much we don’t know. This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought. We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate. Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United. But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy. Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNbdkuU1edw —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate. Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary. This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People. Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7kn2-GEmM —
Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”
Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly. It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.———————–We can do better———-
That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM. In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican. The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.
Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped. The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show. Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored. (Access www.debates.org to understand the extent of duopoly control). The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression. Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable.
*******************************************************************https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx—-Political Party affiliation of voters.
https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”
WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!
Along with Climate Change, many people oppose the imperialism of the USA under control of the Republican/Democratic duopoly. Use of the wealth of our nation should be to enhance quality of life for We The People rather than for imperialism. Some people vote accordingly.