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  • We must overcome the programming effects of 'perception
    management' if we are to grasp the gravity of the profound crisis
    in which the world finds itself today.

    The war propaganda slogan of World War I was, "The War to End
    All Wars."  And then for World War II it was, "To Make the World
    Safe for Democracy."  What do we have today?  Leaders of the
    US and British governments have said again and again that the
    wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are being waged in order to make
    the world secure against terrorism.

    Make the World Secure Against Terrorism!

    This is but war propaganda  --  a calculated lie. The terrorist
    attacks against the US and the UK were not the work of Islamic
    terrorists based in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but the facts plainly
    prove that it was the US, Britain and Israeli intelligence services
    that staged the terrorist events, such as September 11th, 2001, and
    July 7th, 2005, as a  pretext to wage wars of conquest in order to
    set up a global empire  --  the New World Order.

    Evidence of British government involvement in the July 7, 2005
    attack in London is presented in the documentary film TerrorStorm,
    Second Edition.  

    1) Former Justice Department prosecutor and FBI
    terrorism expert John Loftus explained that Haroon Rashid Aswat,
    the alleged mastermind and recruiter of the apparently unwitting
    bombers, was an asset of M16.  

    2) The British government hired the
    firm Vizor Consultants to carry out a drill simulating the exact
    attack which was carried out at precisely the same time as the real
    attack that day.  

    3) David Sheyler, former M15 agent, mentioned
    that eyewitnesses had seen one of the bombers frantically
    attempting to examine the contents of his rucksack after a bomb
    detonated in the train, which resulted in the floor metal pointing
    upwards.  4) The bombers' behaviour was inconsistent with that of
    terrorists who would be taking part in a suicide mission, such as:  
    A) buying return tickets, B) arguing over the price of a ticket, C)
    playing cricket the evening before the attack, etc.

    The corporate media, like the public education system, are not
    in the business of performing a public service.  What they provide
    for the public is no more a service to them than the service that
    prison guards provide for the incarcerated. They do perform a
    service however, but ultimately not for the public or for their
    benefit.  The public is severely disadvantaged in this regard
    because it depends on the media and the educational system
    almost totally, to provide the data and information which are the
    basis for forming judgments about the government and almost
    everything else -- yet providing such data and information is
    precisely the function they perform, and in so doing, they perform
    the service for the corporatist state that the Western
    democracies have become -- for the private corporate interests
    that control the state, and ultimately for the financial elite who
    occupy the commanding heights of monetary, and therefore
    indirect but effective, political power over the private and public
    institutions of nations.

    The corporate media constitute what is perhaps the most vital organ
    of what has become the privatized state, performing perhaps the
    most important of functions for the corporatist state they were
    taken over or created to serve:  that of forming the images that
    constitute the basis of understanding in the public mind.  By
    performing this function they control the mind of the populace and
    manipulate their behavour through perception management
    so that the citizenry become the docile subjects of the state they
    formerly democratically ruled.

    Christopher Story explains that the United States, "like the covert
    continuing Soviet Union, is also inherently and historically a
    revolutionary power.  And has adopted an arrogant expansionist
    mentality and an agenda of global revolution, which is becoming
    almost as much of a threat to world peace as the USSR's overtly
    predatory global behaviour under Lenoid Brezhnev." (Christopher
    Story in Soviet Analyst, July-August, 2002).  

    This is the Americanism that is the ideology behind the
    expansionist and militaristic policies of American Imperialism.  
    Most Americans (as John Pilger explains in his lecture, Invisible
    Government
    ) and those heavily influenced by American media
    and culture are, thanks to the 'perception management' practiced
    against the public by the controlled corporate media, unaware of
    its existence and its malevolent objectives. The
    Anti-Americanism that is prevalent in Latin America, the Asian
    and Islamic countries etc., and to a lesser extent in Europe, is
    directed against this predatory entity and the ideology that
    supports it.  It is not essentially a racial hatred of white Americans,
    of Americans in general or of American culture, but it often leads to
    that due to the excesses of American political and economic
    domination and oppression of other nations and the military
    aggression against other nations that has outstripped the
    oppression and predations of the former Soviets and the British
    Empire before them.

    John Pilger (a world renowned journalist, Pilger began his career in
    1958 in his homeland, Australia. www.johnpilger.com) observes,
    "During my lifetime, America has been constantly waging war
    against much of humanity:  impoverished people mostly, in
    stricken places." (2001 in Wikipedia)  This has not changed under
    Obama, as is so aptly expressed again by John Pilger:  "No one
    knew what the new brand actually stood for.  So accomplished was
    the advertising -- a record $75,000,000 was spent on television
    commercials alone -- that many Americans actually believed
    Obama shared their opposition to Bush's wars.  In fact, he had
    repeatedly backed Bush's warmongering and its congressional
    funding. Many Americans also believed he was the heir to Martin
    Luther King Jr's legacy of anti-colonialism.  Yet, if Obama had a
    theme at all, apart from the vacuous 'Change you can believe in,'
    it was the renewal of America as a dominant, avaricious bully.  'We
    will be the most powerful,' he often declared." (2009)

    If the reader needs more convincing about the imperialistic nature
    of Americanism then he should read:  Rebuilding America's
    Defenses
    by the Project for the New American Century, and
    Zbigniew Brzezinski's (one of Obama's mentors) The Grand
    Chessboard.


    I have a friend who recently spoke with an archbishop in the
    Vatican who thought there was no serious reason for concern
    about the possibility of another world war.  According to his mind,
    there is some legitimate concern about terrorism, and he even
    mentioned Al-Qaeda, but he saw no major geopolitical
    developments threatening world peace.  

    My friend replied to him, "It is interesting that you mention
    Al-Qaeda, because that organization was created by the CIA with
    the help of other State intelligence agencies."

    The archbishop was utterly and absolutely incredulous, in shades
    of Gaudete Rose!  It was as though my friend had announced to
    him that Vladimir Putin was a space alien whose armed forces are
    poised to attack the earth from the dark side of the moon!

    The archbishop's reaction was a conditioned response. like
    the conditioned response of Pavlov's dogs -- trained by 'perception
    management'
    not to see the hostile action and presence of the
    enemy which operates in plain view.  he and many others like him
    have been rendered sightless like the natives of Tierra del Fuego
    in South America who had never seen large warships before, and
    so could not perceive the presence nor grasp the danger of the
    Spanish warships poised to attack in the waters right before their
    eyes.

    If we are to regain our sight, we must not allow government and
    media to do our thinking for us, but must employ our own
    intellectual powers to analyze the fact sand realities that are
    plainly in our view.  If we can refrain from conditioned reflex
    judgments, examine the evidence and subject everything to critical
    analysis will not take long before we grasp the absurdity of the
    conclusions we are constantly being induce to accept an come to
    the understanding that there is indeed a global war being waged,
    but it is not a 'War Against Terror' being waged against shadowy
    terrorist groups supported y militant Islamic or Communist regimes,
    but against us -- against all of us -- in order to set up a global
    government -- a perverse and genocidal anti-Christian, anti-Jewish,
    anti-Muslim, anti-God police state. (John Pilger, "There is no War on
    Terrorism; it is The Great Game speeded up. The difference is the
    rampant nature of the superpower, ensuring infinite dangers for us
    all." - 2002 - cf. Wikipedia.)















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    « Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 05:46:28 PM »
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  • The ink dried again.....


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    If we are to regain our sight, we must not allow government and
    media to do our thinking for us, but must employ our own
    intellectual powers to analyze the fact sand realities that are
    plainly in our view.  If we can refrain from conditioned reflex
    judgments, examine the evidence and subject everything to critical
    analysis will not take long before we grasp the absurdity of the
    conclusions we are constantly being induce to accept an come to
    the understanding that there is indeed a global war being waged,
    but it is not a 'War Against Terror' being waged against shadowy
    terrorist groups supported y militant Islamic or Communist regimes,
    but against us -- against all of us -- in order to set up a global
    government -- a perverse and genocidal anti-Christian, anti-Jewish,
    anti-Muslim, anti-God police state.




    Should say:

    If we are to regain our sight, we must not allow government and
    media to do our thinking for us, but must employ our own
    intellectual powers to analyze the facts and realities that are
    plainly in our view.  If we can refrain from conditioned reflex
    judgments,
    examine the evidence, and subject everything to critical
    analysis, it will not take us long before we grasp the absurdity of the
    conclusions we are constantly being induced to accept
    , and come to
    the understanding that there is indeed a global war being waged,
    but it is not a 'War Against Terror' being waged against shadowy
    terrorist groups supported by militant Islamic or Communist regimes,
    but against us -- against all of us -- in order to set up a global
    government -- a perverse and genocidal anti-Christian, anti-Jewish,
    anti-Muslim, anti-God police state.




    Still checking the rest - I posted it in haste, and, "haste makes waste."









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    « Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 01:00:20 AM »
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    The following is such a praiseworthy post by Hobbledehoy, entered in
    another thread of a somewhat related topic, but it is so entirely appropriate
    to this topic that it seems to me worthy of copying here for all to see
    and to add to this thread, since it adds much indeed:


    SOURCE THREAD

    Quote from: Hobbledehoy
    Quote from: Traditional Guy 20
    I think comparing Obama to Lenin and Mao is going too far. As bad as Obama is, he's never starved or murdered anybody. At least I can agree with Obama on some aspects of foreign policy, which is more than I can say for the GOP.


    In an interview I heard a long while ago, someone made a statement to the effect that Obama did not really change much in the field of foreign policy from Bush (this was on the eve of the Congressional elections in 2010): in fact, most things that Bush's administration installed were kept (Homeland, etc.), something for which the liberals chided Obama. If anything, Obama owes much to Bush regarding foreign policy, as both seem to keep spending money (that we don't have) on Israel and other things that are not in the interest of the American Republic.

    The comparison implied in my statement was not just with Obama but with the coterie of leftists who support him and were responsible for his political ascendancy and his cultural apotheosis amongst the "sheeple" (despite his dismal failures and abysmal mediocrity). It is not a perfect or absolute comparison (analogies, similes, metaphors, &c., never establish identity between the two constructs in question), so of course there are discrepancies.

    The comparison was particularly meant to elucidate upon the evolution of ideology that begins with Marx, goes through Lenin and Mao (who took Marxism and modified and implemented it as a logistically feasible polity and actually managed to build a political edifice thereupon). Obama, together with those who formed him and those whom he is forming, are the heirs of the Hegelian evolution of what Marx wrote, and what other misotheists and anthropocentrists that preceded Marx devised as an ideological rebellion against the teachings of right reason (Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, &c.) and those of Divine Revelation as preserved and taught by Holy Mother Church.


    Wow.  That was good.   Are you sure you don't want to copyright this??

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    As for the actual praxis of Obama's novel form of "Americanized" Marxist-Leninist ideology in not resulting in the persecutions such as those of Stalin and Mao, there is actually a persecution that is more subtle and that has resulted in discords amongst the classes and will eventually end in full-blown violence if things keep going the way they are:  the cultural, political and fiscal rape and torture of the American middle class, and the disenfranchisement of the American workers, whereby thousands are subject to undue taxation and have to pay for the blunders of Washington, wherein elitist liberals who have no notion of what "real life" is outside their bubbly little worlds of celebrity fundraisers, talk-shows, &c., do as they please.

    These people engorge themselves in the blood of the innocent (the billions of children murdered by de-crimininalized abortion) and the tears of those workers who are defrauded from their pay (the over-taxed American workers): these sins (and then there is the cultural and political institutionalization of sexual aberration, known by the "sheeple" as "gay rights") cry out to Heaven for vengeance.


    For those who may not remember, the four (4) sins that cry to heaven
    for vengeance are the following:

    1)  Defrauding a laborer his just wages
    2)  Oppression of the poor
    3)  Willful murder, especially of the innocent
    4)  The sin of Sodom, the sin of unnatural impurity

    And according to St. Paul in Romans i. 33, the label applies not only to
    them that commit the sin firsthand but also to them who consent to
    those that do them, that is, those who vote for political leaders who
    commit these crimes.

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    Obama is not Lenin or Mao, but he belongs to the same progeny: that of the "father of lies," the "prince of this world," whom the enemies of Christendom have enthroned, just as the deicide Jews preferred Barabbas to the divine Redeemer and formally assented to the reign of Caesar before Pilate on Good Friday.

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    Well, I'm not surprised you would have a strong opinion on this topic, Hobbles.


    I'm a working man who is being told by rich leftist relatives how to feel and think regarding these matters, so yeah... I'm pretty ticked off when it comes to these issues.

    I just can't believe some people gasp and almost tear their hair off when I say things like, "Well, looks like the Mayans were right about the calendar thing, because you people just elected some slick, lying commie as President of the United States."



    Well, this person isn't gasping or tearing hair out, no, no, no, rather he is
    jumping up and down cheering:   :rahrah:



    In that last sentence I was going to change it to "just RE-elected" but I'm
    not quite sure you didn't somehow intend exactly what you have, "elected."



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    « Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 07:24:01 AM »
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    The following is such a praiseworthy post by Hobbledehoy, entered in
    another thread of a somewhat related topic, but it is so entirely appropriate
    to this topic that it seems to me worthy of copying here for all to see
    and to add to this thread, since it adds much indeed:


    SOURCE THREAD

    Quote from: Hobbledehoy
    Quote from: Traditional Guy 20
    I think comparing Obama to Lenin and Mao is going too far. As bad as Obama is, he's never starved or murdered anybody. At least I can agree with Obama on some aspects of foreign policy, which is more than I can say for the GOP.


    In an interview I heard a long while ago, someone made a statement to the effect that Obama did not really change much in the field of foreign policy from Bush (this was on the eve of the Congressional elections in 2010): in fact, most things that Bush's administration installed were kept (Homeland, etc.), something for which the liberals chided Obama. If anything, Obama owes much to Bush regarding foreign policy, as both seem to keep spending money (that we don't have) on Israel and other things that are not in the interest of the American Republic.

    The comparison implied in my statement was not just with Obama but with the coterie of leftists who support him and were responsible for his political ascendancy and his cultural apotheosis amongst the "sheeple" (despite his dismal failures and abysmal mediocrity). It is not a perfect or absolute comparison (analogies, similes, metaphors, &c., never establish identity between the two constructs in question), so of course there are discrepancies.

    The comparison was particularly meant to elucidate upon the evolution of ideology that begins with Marx, goes through Lenin and Mao (who took Marxism and modified and implemented it as a logistically feasible polity and actually managed to build a political edifice thereupon). Obama, together with those who formed him and those whom he is forming, are the heirs of the Hegelian evolution of what Marx wrote, and what other misotheists and anthropocentrists that preceded Marx devised as an ideological rebellion against the teachings of right reason (Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, &c.) and those of Divine Revelation as preserved and taught by Holy Mother Church.



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    As for the actual praxis of Obama's novel form of "Americanized" Marxist-Leninist ideology in not resulting in the persecutions such as those of Stalin and Mao, there is actually a persecution that is more subtle and that has resulted in discords amongst the classes and will eventually end in full-blown violence if things keep going the way they are:  the cultural, political and fiscal rape and torture of the American middle class, and the disenfranchisement of the American workers, whereby thousands are subject to undue taxation and have to pay for the blunders of Washington, wherein elitist liberals who have no notion of what "real life" is outside their bubbly little worlds of celebrity fundraisers, talk-shows, &c., do as they please.

    These people engorge themselves in the blood of the innocent (the billions of children murdered by de-crimininalized abortion) and the tears of those workers who are defrauded from their pay (the over-taxed American workers): these sins (and then there is the cultural and political institutionalization of sexual aberration, known by the "sheeple" as "gay rights") cry out to Heaven for vengeance.


    For those who may not remember, the four (4) sins that cry to heaven
    for vengeance are the following:

    1)  Defrauding a laborer his just wages
    2)  Oppression of the poor
    3)  Willful murder, especially of the innocent
    4)  The sin of Sodom, the sin of unnatural impurity

    And according to St. Paul in Romans i. 33, the label applies not only to
    them that commit the sin firsthand but also to them who consent to
    those that do them, that is, those who vote for political leaders who
    commit these crimes.


    The red words/phrases should be expanded upon, explained, or changed, in order to make this posting intelligible to the masses. The great writer makes the complicated easy to understand. This writing reads pompous to me.

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    « Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 08:10:37 AM »
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  • Neil, "Making the world safe for democracy" was also a WWI slogan.


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    The red words/phrases should be expanded upon, explained, or changed, in order to make this posting intelligible to the masses. The great writer makes the complicated easy to understand. This writing reads pompous to me.


     I am certain Hobbles neither considers himself great nor intended to come off as pompous.  He loves words, and he's sickened by the world, so he uses interesting words in order to avoid the gutter.

    It's an example of the pen being mightier than the sword.
     :cheers:

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    John Pilger, "There is no War on Terrorism; it is The Great Game speeded up. The difference is the rampant nature of the superpower, ensuring infinite dangers for us all." - 2002 - cf. Wikipedia.


    Succinct and chilling.
    Thank you for your thoughtful commentary.  I look forward to reading responses on this important topic.
     
    Bowler, I like your commentary also; however, in regard to the Hobbledehoy's "voice" - it is very distinct, and far from pompous, in my humble opinion. Certain words are more efficient and necessary, particularly when characterizing a complex issue, don't you think?   When I am unsure, I refer to the dictionary, then for fun, the thesaurus; thus, expanding my vocabulary a bit.  I find it interesting to do so.  I appreciate when intelligent men do not talk down to me.

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    Neil, "Making the world safe for democracy" was also a WWI slogan.


    That's interesting.   So both slogans were making the rounds in WWI.  
    There may have been others too.   One of the tactics of warfare is
    propaganda, and any propaganda that is effective is that which is first
    found to be working at some level, and then repeated often enough
    that it becomes believed.  Perhaps this one, "...democracy," was not as
    successful as "War to end all wars" was in WWI.  But then it needed time
    to incubate, time to be repeated, time to be believed, which would be an
    explanation for why it was so common during WWII.  Do you have a
    better explanation?






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    Quote from: Neil Obstat
     

    The following is such a praiseworthy post by Hobbledehoy, entered in
    another thread of a somewhat related topic, but it is so entirely appropriate
    to this topic that it seems to me worthy of copying here for all to see
    and to add to this thread, since it adds much indeed:


    SOURCE THREAD

    Quote from: Hobbledehoy
    Quote from: Traditional Guy 20
    I think comparing Obama to Lenin and Mao is going too far. As bad as Obama is, he's never starved or murdered anybody. At least I can agree with Obama on some aspects of foreign policy, which is more than I can say for the GOP.


    In an interview I heard a long while ago, someone made a statement to the effect that Obama did not really change much in the field of foreign policy from Bush (this was on the eve of the Congressional elections in 2010): in fact, most things that Bush's administration installed were kept (Homeland, etc.), something for which the liberals chided Obama. If anything, Obama owes much to Bush regarding foreign policy, as both seem to keep spending money (that we don't have) on Israel and other things that are not in the interest of the American Republic.

    The comparison implied in my statement was not just with Obama but with the coterie of leftists who support him and were responsible for his political ascendancy and his cultural apotheosis amongst the "sheeple" (despite his dismal failures and abysmal mediocrity). It is not a perfect or absolute comparison (analogies, similes, metaphors, &c., never establish identity between the two constructs in question), so of course there are discrepancies.

    The comparison was particularly meant to elucidate upon the evolution of ideology that begins with Marx, goes through Lenin and Mao (who took Marxism and modified and implemented it as a logistically feasible polity and actually managed to build a political edifice thereupon). Obama, together with those who formed him and those whom he is forming, are the heirs of the Hegelian evolution of what Marx wrote, and what other misotheists and anthropocentrists that preceded Marx devised as an ideological rebellion against the teachings of right reason (Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, &c.) and those of Divine Revelation as preserved and taught by Holy Mother Church.



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    As for the actual praxis of Obama's novel form of "Americanized" Marxist-Leninist ideology in not resulting in the persecutions such as those of Stalin and Mao, there is actually a persecution that is more subtle and that has resulted in discords amongst the classes and will eventually end in full-blown violence if things keep going the way they are:  the cultural, political and fiscal rape and torture of the American middle class, and the disenfranchisement of the American workers, whereby thousands are subject to undue taxation and have to pay for the blunders of Washington, wherein elitist liberals who have no notion of what "real life" is outside their bubbly little worlds of celebrity fundraisers, talk-shows, &c., do as they please.

    These people engorge themselves in the blood of the innocent (the billions of children murdered by de-crimininalized abortion) and the tears of those workers who are defrauded from their pay (the over-taxed American workers): these sins (and then there is the cultural and political institutionalization of sexual aberration, known by the "sheeple" as "gay rights") cry out to Heaven for vengeance.


    For those who may not remember, the four (4) sins that cry to heaven
    for vengeance are the following:

    1)  Defrauding a laborer his just wages
    2)  Oppression of the poor
    3)  Willful murder, especially of the innocent
    4)  The sin of Sodom, the sin of unnatural impurity

    And according to St. Paul in Romans i. 33, the label applies not only to
    them that commit the sin firsthand but also to them who consent to
    those that do them, that is, those who vote for political leaders who
    commit these crimes.


    The red words/phrases should be expanded upon, explained, or changed, in order to make this posting intelligible to the masses. The great writer makes the complicated easy to understand. This writing reads pompous to me.


    You'll have to take that up with Hobbles.  But I highly doubt you'll get much
    sympathy.  He isn't faking it.  He's the real deal.  If you don't understand
    what he has to say, you ought to crack open a dictionary more often.  I can
    hardly blame him.  He and I come from an age when a high school diploma
    meant you could pass a 12th grade vocabulary test.  And the words you
    find on current 12th grade tests are like 8th grade lists in those days.  We
    had to learn square root by long division, and you could be expelled for
    using a multiplication table during a math test.  Now they let you use a
    calculator, for crying out loud.

    Factoring polynomials with long-division style work was commonplace. Now
    that's obsolete, because it's ineffective compared to other methods.  But
    that's math.  You can't short cut a good vocabulary.  It's something that
    can't be faked.


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    John Pilger, "There is no War on Terrorism; it is The Great Game speeded up. The difference is the rampant nature of the superpower, ensuring infinite dangers for us all." - 2002 - cf. Wikipedia.


    Succinct and chilling.
    Thank you for your thoughtful commentary.  I look forward to reading responses on this important topic.

     
    I'm so happy you appreciate this.  There is a lot more.  A lot.

    We have just re-elected an imbecile and a Communist for a second term,
    so I think bowler has a point.  Sometimes I wonder what Will Rogers
    would have to say about current events.  But he died in a tragic private
    plane crash in Alaska, a generation before I was even born.  

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    Bowler, I like your commentary also; however, in regard to the Hobbledehoy's "voice" - it is very distinct, and far from pompous, in my humble opinion. Certain words are more efficient and necessary, particularly when characterizing a complex issue, don't you think?   When I am unsure, I refer to the dictionary, then for fun, the thesaurus; thus, expanding my vocabulary a bit.  I find it interesting to do so.  I appreciate when intelligent men do not talk down to me.


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    Perception Management via Conditioned Response
    « Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 11:22:21 PM »
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  • I just posted this in another thread on this same sub-forum and I thought
    it looks like something that belongs here, too.  Because people today are
    being trained by perception management via conditioned response to
    think of contraception and abortion as some kind of virtue, some kind of
    right, some kind of social responsibility, and all the while, they are being
    led down the garden path, they are sliding down the slippery slope into
    hell itself.  St. John Bosco had a dream in which he saw his student boys
    walking down a road that got steeper and steeper, until the boys could
    no longer stop their forward movements and eventually fell headlong into
    hell.  

    This is the slippery slope that starts with divorce, fornication,
    contraception and infidelity, and ends up with abortion, euthanasia, infant
    murder, debauchery, homosexuality, and all manner of perversion.  In the
    end there is only so much of this that God will allow before He intervenes,
    and we have seen His intervention several times in recent history, including
    the Protestant Revolt, the French Revolution, World Wars I & II, Vatican II,
    the re-election of Obama, and the crisis in the SSPX.  

    God was already too much offended in 1917:  any guesses if He's any LESS
    offended today??

    I just got the new DICI newsletter, and nowhere does it so much as mention
    the current furror in Ireland over the controversy of legalizing abortion.  

    Here's the link to that post.

    Whereas Romans chapter 1 is often cited as the most powerful biblical
    doctrine against the sin of Sodom, it actually applies equally well to such
    social plagues as contraception and abortion, due to the common factor of
    sinful impurity at the root of it.  The opening post was the announcement
    of a woman, Anne Gaylor, who has been diligently assisting pregnant
    women who call her to pay for their abortions.  She has been doing this
    voluntarily for many years, and now her daughter is apparently going to
    take up where she leaves off.  Ironically, Anne did not have an abortion
    herself, and so now her own daughter is going to help others have
    abortions.




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    We also have many more abortions from the pill and IUD,


    Those are heinous practices, to be sure, but the subjective culpability for going to get a surgical abortion is greater.

    Women who go to get an abortion know what they're doing.


    They tend to know what they are doing regarding the pill and IUD also.




    It isn't just women, you guys.  Men who use condoms, or who buy them, or
    who decide to go into a drug store with that in mind..   men who carry one
    around in their wallet..   men who laugh at contraception jokes..   men who
    turn on the TV or even the radio to hear a show they know will have such
    jokes in it..   men who click on ads or emails when using an Internet
    computer that take them to impure websites or articles that they know will
    stir up their sense of impurity while they defend their actions by saying,
    "It's ETERTAINMENT!"..   men in positions of authority who make foul and
    ambiguous pronouncements about condom use by male prostitutes that
    the media and the world immediately interpret as a new "freedom" and a
    "progressive development"..   men who suggest that a woman should ask
    her gynecologist for a prescription..   men who turn these thoughts over
    and over and over again, in their minds  ---  God hath scattered these
    proud men in the conceit of their heart (Lk i. 51), the thought of their heart
    shall be revealed as the soul of Our Blessed Mother pierced with a sword
    of sorrow (cf. Lk. ii. 35), these are men all of whose corruption shall
    become as it were front page news for all the world to see, for "There is
    nothing covered that shall not be revealed:  nor hidden that that shall not
    be known" (Lk. xii. 2, cf. Mt. x. 26).




    Quote from: Saint Paul, to the Romans,

    11 ...For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual grace
    to strengthen you...

    13 ...And I would not have you ignorant...

    15 ...I am ready to preach the gospel to you also that are at Rome.  

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel...

    17 ...For the justice of God is revealed therein...

    18 ...For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
    and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice...

    21 ...Because that, when they knew God they have not glorified him as
    God, or given thanks, but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish
    heart was darkened.  

    22 For professing themselves wise they became fools.  

    23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness
    of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of four-footed beasts,
    and of creeping things.  

    24 Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto
    uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves.

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served
    the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed for ever.  Amen.

    26 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections.  For their
    women have changed the natural use into that use which is against
    nature.

    27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the
    women, have burned in their lusts towards another, men... receiving in
    themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

    28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered
    them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not
    convenient;

    29 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness,
    full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers.

    30 Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors
    of evil things, disobedient to parents,  

    31 Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.  

    32 Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they
    who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do
    them, but they also that consent to them that do them.  

    (St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, caput i. 11..32)



    He who readeth, let him understand...


    This woman, Anne Nicol Gaylor, and her collaborators, Annie Laurie Gaylor,
    Dan Barker et al., fit squarely under the Romans One Curse, for they would
    not be ignorant, for the justice of God has been revealed (cf.v. 17), and they
    know that the Church teaches that God forbids contraception (Humanae
    Vitae,
    1967).   For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
    ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in
    injustice (cf.v. 18), but why the Pope didn't quote that in Humanae Vitae is
    probably because he,  A)  was Paul VI, and,  B)  didn't ask Padre Pio to write
    it for him (instead of just asking him if it should be promulgated as is).

    Their foolish heart was darkened (cf.v. 21).  

    Thinking they're smarter than the Church and smarter than God and
    thereby professing themselves wise, they became fools (cf.v. 22).  And while
    they run around in focus groups denouncing "substance abuse" in context of
    "drug abuse resistance education," they turn around and practice it, because

    CONTRACEPTION IS "SUBSTANCE ABUSE"!  

    Their god is their comfort, their feel-good-ism.  They changed the glory of
    the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man,
    and of all manner of things that man invents and develops in his chemical
    laboratories to bring his offerings to the temple of the pharmaceutical
    control industry to be offered for sacrifice via prescription from their
    medical doctor, and in so doing consent to them that do these things
    (cf.v. 23 ... 32).

    Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, whereby they
    would feed their insatiable lust with the murder of their offspring
    consequent thereto, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies
    among themselves (cf.v. 24);  they who changed the truth of God into a lie,
    and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is
    blessed for ever.  Amen (v. 25).

    They would not be amongst them who overcame the beast of the
    Apocalypse, but rather would succumb to him.  They would not be
    amongst those:  "...standing on the sea of glass having the harps of God,
    and singing the canticle of Moses, the servant of God, and the canticle of
    the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are thy works, O Lord God
    Almighty:  just and true are thy ways, O King of ages.  Who shall not fear
    thee, O Lord, and magnify thy name?  For thou only art holy : for all
    nations shall come, and shall adore in they sight, because thy judgments
    are manifest" (Apoc.xv. 2-4).  

    And having succumbed to the beast by the sinful desires of their heart,
    for this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections.  For their
    women have changed the natural use of marital fidelity and the marriage
    bond into that use which is against nature:  contraception and abortion.  
    And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women --  
    the women even to whom they are married, but many are not married, and
    many of the so-called marriages are not of God and are loathsome to Him
    --  these men have burned in their lusts towards another end, an end not
    of God's will but of the will of man, therefore these men have received in
    themselves the recompense which was due to their error (cf. Rom. i. 27).

    And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them
    up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient for
    the transmission of life according to God's will but according to the will of
    man, in all filthiness of heart and contempt of truth and justice (cf.v. 28).

    And being so delivered up to a reprobate sense by God, they are then
    filled with all iniquity, by their disdain of Church doctrine, filled with all
    malice, by their hatred of the pre-born, filled with all fornication, by their
    worship of their own lust, filled with all avarice, by their desire to promote
    abortions and contraception, filled with all wickedness, even so far as by
    their literal dedication of aborted children to the devil, as their ancestors
    sacrificed meats to the pagan gods.  "All the gods of the heathens are
    devils" (cf. Ps. xcv. 5).

    They are filled with envy, as they crave to practice the impurities they see
    others practice, filled with murder, as they actively devote themselves to
    the promotion of abortions and contraception, filled with contention, as
    they argue against anyone who disagrees with their abominations, filled
    with deceit, as they try to trick confused mothers into having abortions
    and using birth control and give the impression of being philanthropic as
    they help to fund abortions for women that may not have had one were
    it not for their "help",  filled with malignity, as they pass around lies about
    pro-life persons and groups, they become whisperers, as they tell each
    other jokes and snicker out of earshot of co-workers who they know to be
    pro-life.

    Being so delivered up to a reprobate sense by the Romans One Curse,
    they become detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty,
    inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents (minors can get abortions
    without their parents' consent), foolish, dissolute, without affection,
    without fidelity, without mercy.   They show no mercy to the children they
    kill in cold blood, lying in wait, pre-meditated, with special circumstances,
    willful murder of the innocent:  a sin that cries to heaven for vengeance
    .

    And so, delivered up to a reprobate sense and having known the justice of
    God, they do not understand (since "abortion is legal"!) that they who
    do such things, according to the infinitely perfect justice of God, would be
    eligible for  capital punishment -- which would be for them a great mercy
    and opportunity for repentance
    , so as to perhaps avoid God's infinite
    and perfect judgment in hell -- but instead, because they are Liberals
    and due to their Modernist delusion and subjectivist error, they dare to
    campaign against the death penalty which would be their own salvation
    ,
    thereby shooting themselves in the foot, and they don't even know they've
    been shot.  

    And not only is it they that do these things who are subject to God's eternal
    punishments, but so too are those who consent to them that do them.  






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