Departures

The beginnings of a future post… The attached is a symphonic version of music from the Japanese movie Departures. I want to return at some time to develop this post further and talk about this deeply meaningful movie. This draft can serve as a placeholder until that time comes. – John Departures 8:18 – Joe …

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The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, & Identity

34:18 – Eric Metaxas – 26 Oct 2020 I copied here part of the transcript, starting around 21:15, that I think is particularly meaningful in today’s socio-political climate. For the sake of context, note that besides being British, Murray is both gay and an atheist. “I don’t wish to be rude to the country I’m …

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Joel Salatin: Thoughts on Changing Course

Writer, lecturer, and farmer Joel Salatin has been a hero of mine for many years, as both mentor and inspiration. He calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” I can really get behind that. I own a number of his books. This was a post to Joel’s blog on 17 Aug 2020 (3 …

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Notes on Men and Fathers in Society…

This is from an interview I listened to last January of Denise McAllister at the studio of Eric Metaxas in New York. It is about 18 minutes in. This was so well said, I thought, that I scratched it down. Maybe a few others will find it meaningful as well. “This is why we now …

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Human Trafficking – Hidden in Plain Sight

For those willing to spend the time to watch (or listen) to this, you will gain a much larger understanding of the human trafficking that is hidden in plain sight all around us. Way Fair Questions Need to Be Asked 51:02 – Amazing Polly Related: Eyes Wide Open by Fiona Barnett +1

Mistaking Indoctrination for Awareness

Today’s food for thought… I have friends and family members who look forward to becoming digitized zombies in the New World Order, and that’s great. “The world will always need ditch-diggers,” a friend of mine’s father once said, not necessarily as advice. Society will always need order-followers, those who do not spend too much time …

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Manipulation of the American Mind: E. Bernays

Courtesy of Richard Gunderman – 9 July 2015 “The most interesting man in the world.” “Reach out and touch someone.” “Finger-lickin’ good.” Such advertising slogans have become fixtures of American culture, and each year millions now tune into the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the football. While no single person can …

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“It’s not for me to judge”… more nonsense

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 79 people were shot over the July 4th weekend, resulting in 15 fatalities. Yes, 79 people. Let that sink in for a moment. Resulting in fifteen murders. Eleven of the victims were minors, and two children died. One of the victims was a 7-year-old girl who was shot in the …

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Godless America Builds a New Religion

15:19 – Felix Rex (Black Pigeon Speaks) Black Pigeon has done previous installments on this same topic. I decided to post this one here to the main blog, along with some notes that were scratched out while I listened. This has all seemed so self-evident to me as I have watched it happen. I have …

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Civil Society – Following the Amenities

An impromptu post to spacebook last week, copied here. Not particularly deep, just food for thought… There was a saying years ago that if you were not important enough to miss a phone call then you were really not very important. I have thought of this every time the last twenty years that I have …

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Black DC Resident Calls BLM a Joke

Do-Gooders all over America are heaping hate on this woman. People who gathered recently for a Black Lives Matter protest in the District of Columbia verbally attacked Nestride Yumga, telling her to “Shut up! Shut up!” Their fragile egos could not bear the challenge when she called them out on the inconsistency of their platform. …

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Lowering the Speed Limit to Save Lives

It is known that the motor vehicle fatality rate in this country would be massively reduced by lowering the national speed limit to 35 MPH and eliminating all personal travel. Still, some people resist this, and that really burns me up. What about human life? What about the danger they pose to others by their …

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The Trayvon Hoax

The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America – film 1:58:59 – Joel Gilbert Even though I tell people that much of what we see today is theater, I am still sometimes surprised at how large it really is. Thanks to G.E. Griffin for the link to the above video and the following …

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KS-19 – Includes Everything but the Kitchen Sink

I make chili pretty often. I use beans in my recipe, and onions, garlic, garden tomatoes, peppers, et cetera. Sometimes I add other stuff like the half can of corn that’s in the fridge, or the last quarter cup of oat groats in the cupboard that I just want to get used up. Before you …

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Eaten by Bears

The Apostate Prophet talks about how cringeworthy – and stupid – it is when those caught up in their own virtue-signalling try to show Muslims how supportive they are of them during Ramadan. There is a German word that comes to my own mind when I see stuff like this: Fremdschämen (definition below). I thought …

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The Creature from Jekyll Island – Lecture

This is from a lecture given by author G. Edward Griffin in Los Angeles, 1994. 1:13:37 – The Reality Zone – 2017-06-11 I was pleased to see that a copy of this lecture had been made available on YouTube, although technically it was not provided by The Reality Zone. It is 74 minutes long. Having …

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Where are the Free-Thinkers?

I was heavily imbibed one night many years ago and received an email from a Republican friend forwarding disinformation about how messed up something was with some leading Democrat. What she described was indeed messed up, but simply forwarding the same misinformation yet again really set me off that night. “She’s smarter than this,” I …

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A Friendly Reminder from Tommy Toilet

Who would have thought that nearly 50 years after this was first published the nation would once again take this to heart. I suspect this is the real reason for the recent toilet paper panic. Image by R. Crumb More at CRISIS-19 Public Forum Robert Crumb – Wikipedia Welcome to rcrumb.com – The Official Crumb …

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John Denver: Annie’s Song

1973 — I was thinking of the age in which this song was written. It was a time before every emotion was ran through an amplifier and turned into a parody. A time more organic, before even compassion itself was manufactured. You couldn’t yet patent lifeforms. That realm still belonged to God, whether you believed …

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The Power of Words – Gone Awry

This was originally posted for a small group of friends on Facebook, and I was unsure I would post it here. I do so now after some deliberation. I believe this is something that should be thought about on a broader scale, asking why we glorify ‘thugness’ – whether it was James Cagney during the …

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Love is the Answer

1979 – From native Texans Dan Seals and John Coley. Of all the hits they produced, this was Coley’s favorite. Written by Todd Rundgren. 4:44 Love Is The Answer Name your price A ticket to paradise I can’t stay here any more And I’ve looked high and low I’ve been from shore to shore to …

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U.S. National Debt Clock

You think this ends well? Never forget that debt is slavery… at ANY interest rate. Hold the people to account who insist on placing their yoke on you! And quit voting for stuff you don’t have the money for! Contrary to what these crooks tell you, no one is going to ‘cover’ your portion for …

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Hollywood Scripts – Corona

I am copying here a number of Spacebook postings from the last couple of weeks. Here is one from a couple days ago… I posed a thought experiment: “Does anyone know what they used to use typewriters for in Hollywood?” I didn’t receive many responses. I finally replied: Well, neither the question nor the answer …

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