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FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: EAT THE PIOUS; ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AS THE ENTREE AND RACHEL ALEXANDER AS DESSERT

Posted in CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS with tags , , , , on 23/09/2013 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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The title applies to both those who are willing to commit violence in the name of a broken and fundamentally flawed belief that they are somehow closer to the Creator of the Universe than anyone else based solely on their traditions of worship and to those who because of their political ideology feel that they are morally superior, superior in class and are superior because of the random luck associated with where they were born [in this case this would be the United States of America].

For the former you can see the ignorance and arrogance of religion based hatred in the actions of Somali terrorists who feel they are doing the work of the Creator by shooting up a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya and killing 68 people. The same ignorance and arrogance comes from the Right ideologically who are angered that the suffering of their religion of convenience is being ignored in Pakistan after Islamic apostates bombed a Christian church in Peshawar. Yes, there is outrage that the killing of large numbers of what Conservative Americans feel is the “one true religion” half a world away is more important than an ongoing hostage crisis a quarter of a world away. In the politically poliraized United States of America it has gotten this bad.

I hold an example one of the moral exemplars of skewed belief in religion, class and exceptionalism from the Right in the United States in the form of Christian Post op-ed contributor Rachel Alexander. In her post, littered with nuggets of class hatred, bigotry and malice toward many for the benefit of keeping aging conservative base voters from thinking about their soon to come demise at the hands of the undefeated inevitability of Death, Alexander makes this claim:

For too long, the left has held up the poor as an emotional lure to get knee-jerk support for their policies. It has worked, and now the poor have everything available to them, while the middle class is going without. The poor receive food stamps and can buy steak, fast food, and expensive food that the lower middle class cannot afford. The poor qualify for Medicaid to cover their healthcare, while the middle class is stuck with unaffordable Obamacare. The poor can live in Section 8 free or reduced income housing. The lower middle class has no such assistance and instead has been hit with foreclosures.

This is not a new tack for those on the political Right in America. The appeal to base voters that the Left has no substance and can only appeal to the emotions of their voters has often been trotted out in times of electoral peril by the Right. I would only have to point out the worship of armed men and women who go to war as demi-gods, reverence for a dyed piece of cloth as if were some sort of living divine icon and the notion that the Creator of the Universe meant that people born an ocean away from the land in which they live now would become exceptional if they only took that land away from the inhabitants of the age and brought in slave labor from yet another continent. Alexander earns the right to be devoured by the rational also by simply appealing to the deity she and most other Conservatives worship one made of gold and firing cruise missiles out of every orifice and giving birth to lies so numerous they cannot be seen by the faithful as anything other than the Truth. The poor cannot use their SNAP benefits to buy fast food as it is cook and is one of the many things [like alcohol tobacco and toilet paper] that are prohibited SNAP items. The writer also forget that the average SNAP benefit is around $133 per month/ per person in a household. Rachel Alexander is too “moral” to state that she just wants those who, do not worship the violence of guns as she does, is not white and upper middle class like she is, and does not believe in a certain deity as she does, to simply slink off and starve to death. There are millions of those who agree with Rachel Alexander in America and despite their cowardice regarding physical violence they are just as deadly and dangerous with their words and lack of intellectual honesty as the hijackers who destroyed the facade of American exceptionalism on 11 September 2001.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
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127 Colnu 2 AS

MINORITY REPORT: MARK NOONAN CANNOT BE AS “CATHOLIC AS HE WANTS TO BE”

Posted in BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FEARSPEAK, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, MARK EDWARD NOONAN with tags , , , , on 18/08/2013 by sarahbloch

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Mark Noonan asks a trap question at B4V:

“Which is worse: a democracy where minorities are oppressed or a dictatorship where minorities are protected?”

His question is really, “Do you dislike Obama more or miss Reagan more?” Since America isn’t and never will be a “democracy” the question is moot. Since the United States has checks and balances across the three branches of government it is not a dictatorship no matter how much white religious conservative dislike the first person of color elected as Chief Executive of the United States Government. And finally since Catholicsim isn’t and will never be the State religion of the United States, Mark Noonan can once again go and pound sand.

I replied thusly:

From what I gather here Mark in your post you seem to be admitting that those with conservative values, regardless of race, are now the minority in America. I think that as you define what conservative is you are accurate there. I also agree that you have the right to be as “Catholic as you want to be.” What likely, and I am just guessing here, irks you is that you cannot carry out your mission of being as Catholic as you want to be in places like the office where you work. Until such activity is allowed in the workplace you will never feel that you have all the religious rights that you feel you deserve. I have to say that you do have the right to be as Catholic as you want to be 24/7/365 but your employer also has a right to fire you for disrupting his office or for any other reason he needs to rid himself or herself of a destabilizing individual in their corporate midst. Same would apply to a Muslim, a Hindu, a Protestant, a Jew, a Zoroastrian, a Satanist, a Jainist or an Atheist. I love the Constitution more than you do Mark Noonan and I’m not even American!

And yes I had a wonderful vacation, thank you.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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93 Colnu 2 AS

DAWN PATROL: CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA RUSHES TO CLARIFY THE PONTIFF’S REMARKS ON HOMOSEXUALITY

Posted in BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE SEX SCANDAL, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, RELIGIOUS RIGHT with tags , , , on 30/07/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has made a statement this morning clarifying the statements made by Pope Francis I yesterday as the Pontiff returned to the Vatican from his visit to Brazil. The Pope said when asked about a “gay lobby” within the Vatican, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge,” prompting Archbishop Dolan to clarify with, “We can’t judge people. we can judge actions; certain actions are immoral. In no way should this be interpreted as a change in church doctrine.”

Despite the clarification from Dolan the words of Francis I mark a significant shift in hos the Roman Catholic Church views homosexuals in the post Benedict XVI era. Benedict XVI one year prior to his visit to Brazil in 2006 wrote regarding homosexuality is, “a strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil.” This statement and other paraphrases have been parroted by right wing Catholic bloggers on matters political time and time again.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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TEMPEST ADORE EXPLAINS IT ALL: HOW TO BE HAPPY

Posted in BIG FUR HAT, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BILL MOYERS, BIRTHERISM, BLOGS 4 VICTORY, BOB MCDONNELL, BOMBING, BOSTON BOMBING MANHUNT, BREITBART IS STILL DEAD, BRILLIANT MACHINES, CANNIBALISM, CHECKERS SPEECH, CHELSEA HANDLER, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE SEX SCANDAL, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONTACT US, FASCISM, FATWA, FEARSPEAK, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLENN BECK, GLOBAL ECONOMY, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HAPPINESS, HATE, HELL V. UNITED STATES, HELLAC CAMPAIGN TO END BIGOTRY, HELLAC COURT SYSTEM, HERITAGE FOUNDATION, HERO OF THE WEEK, HILLARY CLINTON, HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT 2016, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KEL'HESH'AR, KEN CUCCINELLI, MIKA BRZEZINSKI, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, QUOTE OF THE DAY, REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE, REALITY CHECK, REBUT BLOGSFORVICTORY, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, TEMPEST ADORE, TERRA EX REL HELL V UNITED STATES, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS, THE WAR ON THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEY EXPLAIN IT ALL, TILDA SWINTON, TRAYVON MARTIN MURDER CASE, VULCA, WHITE LIKE ME, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , , on 19/07/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I ask a lot of questions in my job and no one can ever say that I am not opinionated. I am an unapologetic Progressive/Socialist. I think women should rule Terra for the next 500 just so they can formulate a plan to fix all the ills that men have done in the first 6000 years of civilization. I believe no child on Terra should ever go to bed hungry, thirsty or in fear that someone will come to their home and take them away. My beliefs motivate me to attempt great things every day but in the great scheme of thing I have no idea really if I have the right answers. Like everyone else I just know what makes me feel good–in the present. I say all of this begging a question, “Why can’t there be peace on Terra?” That’s a question lawyers, politicians, doctors, priests, rabbis, imams, the blind, the lazy, the rich, the poor, men, women and children have been asking since time immemorial. I still look for some clue to the answer to that nagging question everyday. This morning I got a fleeting glimpse of the shadow of the answer as is escaped out a window on the Internet from a young woman Tempest Adore:

This was originally meant to be a Facebook status, but I got so into it, and 6 pages is a bit too much to post on Facebook. Honestly, I haven’t read over it, I just wrote it and posted it. I also started to falter towards the end, my mindset seemed to have changed, so I might go back and edit. And it’s not complete, I stopped mid-sentence, so I have to add the ending.

Seriously, what is going on with the world lately? America especially. I have witnessed more racism, homophobia, religious intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, and just plain ignorance and hate more lately than ever. We are all people.

When it comes to homophobia.. gay, straight, bi, trans, pan, poly, whatever: we’re all looking for love. Where we find it shouldn’t matter to anyone else who isn’t directly involved. It does NOT affect you, STOP affecting them. If you don’t like it, don’t engage in it. Don’t gawk at it. If you go to an art store and don’t like one of the paintings, do you FIGHT to have it removed? No, you move on and let others who think and see differently enjoy it. Love is Love. In a world full of war and hate and violence and despair, we should be promoting and fighting for EVERY kind of love, instead of fighting against it and causing more anguish.

When it comes to race.. we’re all fucking human. I understand being patriotic, but EVERY race has done amazing world-changing things; EVERY race has done horrible, evil things; EVERY race is just trying to live, the same as every OTHER race, just in their own way. Who cares?!

When it comes to religion.. faith can be a very powerful thing that saves lives and helps people find themselves and be at peace with themselves. However, faith is personal. EVERYONE’s faith is different, even if you share the same religious beliefs. If people are at peace with themselves, that is all that matters. Just because they don’t believe the same as you, or the same way that you do, does not make them wrong. We only have so many years to live; let people do it their own way. THEIR afterlife is not YOUR concern. And, even if by some chance one specific religion is right and all the others ARE wrong, let those people find that out themselves. I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but I do not believe ANY god would turn someone away simply because they lived their life believing in their own way, finding their own faith. There are SO MANY different religions, they ARE NOT and should NEVER BE law. No matter WHAT, it is never OK to force your views on others, and make them live their lives YOUR way. Nor is it OK to hate them, or shun them, or disrespect them, simply because they are finding their happiness a different way than you.

When it comes to bigotry.. everything I’ve said above applies. If everyone were the same, we would not have come this far. And honestly, if you have so much hate, or fear, or sadness inside of you (which you must to be so disapproving), maybe you should take a step back and realize that those people ARE happy, why aren’t you? What are you missing from your own life that you’re trying to fill by controlling, judging, or sabotaging others’?

As for the hypocrisy.. seriously? No one is perfect. And the main point of this, NO ONE IS THE SAME. You cannot blame someone for making the same mistakes you have. Even if you made them in different ways. We all sin, and no one sin is greater than any other, mainly because no one person is greater than any other. The world, and life, is not simple; it is not black and white; it is not meant to be simply right or wrong. Life itself is a gray area. Don’t justify your sin and disparage another’s, because everyone has different reasons and thoughts and beliefs and feelings. What is right for you may not be right for another. You can not forgive yourself without in turn forgiving others.
 
 

By far this is the best explanation of a path to real happiness that I have ever come across. It has brightened my day and it is early here on the East Coast of the United States as I wrap up my vacation in DC. So today I, while among the Living, will share the love. You never know I might be the guy who buys you a cold drink on a day when it’s going to be a sweltering 100 plus degrees out. Or I might just be the guy who thanks you and listens while we ride on the Metro. Either way from what tempest Adore has written I understand that love is more than desire it is a willingness to give up a little of yourself to learn about another.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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64 Colnu 2 AS

THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: ALLEN WEST NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF WORDS

Posted in ALLEN WEST, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, LADY GAGA with tags , , , , on 05/07/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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The Collective and The Meditators opine that words are powerful engines of change in any Society. As an icon of American and global popular culture on Terra, Lady Gaga is fully aware of the power of Free Speech and tapped into that power at a New York City Gay Pride rally on 30 June 2013. Toward the end of her rendition of the United States’ National Anthem, Lady Gaga changed the words of the last stanza from the the “home of the brave” to the “home of the gays.”

The Republican former member of the House of Representatives had this as a response which is more telling that the artistic license taken by Lady Gaga:

“Having served in the US Army for 22 years alongside some very brave men and women, I find Lady Gaga’s defiling of our National Anthem reprehensible. We are the land of the free because America has always been the home of the brave from Lexington and Concord to Kandahar. This young lady should be taken to Ft. McHenry and given a history lesson as to why Francis Scott Key wrote those words incredible words. In this week where we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 237th anniversary of our Independence is further evidence of the level of ignorance and disrespect some have for our national character. She and all those who cheered her abomination should be ashamed and apologize to every serving and retired member of our Armed Services. But perhaps I ask too much…”

To begin Lady Gaga does not owe anyone an apology for this appeal to civil rights for the LGBTQ community in the United States; We, Ourselves of The Collective and The Meditators do feel that the former congressman asks too much. We opine that Allen West should cease his reverence for war and embrace the struggle for the freedom of people to pursue happiness which is also to be celebrated on American Independence Day. Lady Gaga in her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner was neither ignorant of history, nor was she disrespectful of those who have fought and died for freedom. It appears that West feels that those that died in Gettysburg would feel that only certain people were the inheritors of the victory earned by the shedding of that blood while failing to understand that the Union soldiers who died to bring an end to slavery were fighting for the rights of his own ancestors to be equal partners in the America Experience. America has been the home of the gay since 1776 and would be known to have been had there not been the same manner of intolerance inspired by conservative religion based values that have no place in government then as he holds. To use the word “reprehensible” [bringing or deserving severe rebuke] bears out the disdain West has for anyone who does not fit into his worldview which is based on intolerance not only for members of the LGBTQ community but for Human Rights in general as his military record at the end of his career shows clearly.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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56 Colnu 2 AS

THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: ON THE BIGOTRY OF TEUTONIC CHICK; THIS SORT OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM IS WHAT WE ARE AGAINST

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, THE MEDITATORS, THEOCRACY with tags , , , , , on 05/07/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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We, Ourselves, of The Collective are dedicated foremost to defending against Theocracy and Shai’tanism in all its forms. It matters not if the Theocracy is rooted in Judaism, Islam or Christianity if it uses religion to restrict Freedom and impose the antithesis of Justice then We are in opposition. Equally, The Meditators, are dedicated to the elimination of bigotry based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We are most distressed, in Our numbers, by the nature of the following speaker who feels her race is done a service by separating from the wider world rather than joining in the name of Diversity.

This is not a mantra; it is the prose of the intellectually immature.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
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THE HAIL SATAN SCANDAL: WHY SARCASM ISN’T PROTECTED SPEECH TO THEOCRATS

Posted in ABORTION RIGHTS, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY with tags , , , , , on 05/07/2013 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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As a demon journalist I am often confronted by stories in the Living World of Human beings on Terra that require more than a knee jerk reaction. I have been a student of both Metaphysics and the Law from a very young age and my studies in those two disciplines allow me to take the time and understand the many and subtle nuances that are involved in a social issue like abortion rights in the United States. Being a male demon I will never carry a child to term and give birth. It is my firmly held belief that life, even here in the Afterlife is a precious commodity, but that having been said I have absolutely no right to infringe upon the rights of a woman who has to make the decision of whether to give birth to a child or terminate her pregnancy. there is a distinct advantage that I hold which most people on the conservative side of this debate do not. I am not shackled to a religious belief about a this medical procedure anymore than I am about the removal of gall stones.

I Austin, Texas recently a group of anti-abortion rights protesters began to sing the hymn “Amazing Grace” in a traditionally religious effort to inject an appeal to authority and emotion into a debate about what women can and cannot do in respect to their own bodies. There were pro-abortion rights protesters near this group who chanted, “Hail Satan!” in a sarcastic attempt to offend the religious conservatives who were singing and offend them they did. There was one young woman who flicked out her tongue at the camera while taunting the singers and I am certain if she knew how tyrannical Shai’tan was during his reign here in Hell she would not have been so flippant. That bit of the history of Hell aside, her right to shout this odious oath at the Christians is protected speech under the 1st amendment to the United States Constitution which does not have a clause in it that protects anyone from offense– nor should it.

In the days of the black civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 60s there were numerous incidents where young white people physically assaulted black students who wished nothing more than to eat at a lunch counter or attend school. This incident of offense to religious beliefs based in sarcasm does not rise to that historic level of murder and disrespect for Humanity as expressed by white Christian Southerners sixty years ago. However, their pathology for diversity is manifest in their need to have an authority to which to appeal and have that authority respected by all lest they be shamed.

I would like to remind the conservatives who are so aghast at the chants of the pro-abortion rights activists in Austin, Texas that the constitutional rights you so love belong to all in the United States, not just those people who share your religious and ideological beliefs.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
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55 Colnu 2 AS

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