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The Four Freedoms … where are we now?

Feeling kinda down today. Just realized that our churches aren’t opening for business any time soon, if ever again, no matter what the government mouthpieces are saying. Because we have the new “Bishop approved guidelines”.

No singing, no touching, no drinking, no more than 50 people including ministers, only pre-approved cleared by the parish office attendees, and requiring check in before Mass. The the limited number of people who made appointments must check-in at the entrance, like we used to do with airline flights.

And then, when it’s finished, they require the active disinfection of the entire church after every Mass (pre-arranged by appointment with no more than 50 people at Mass), and that would require hiring a work crew or volunteers in numbers approximating attendees at any given service or Mass all of whom would have to follow the same guidelines.

But Bars, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Hockey rinks, Campgrounds, and parks and so on and so forth are ok with a little control of the numbers attending, I think it is currently 50% occupancy.

My last post referenced another post from Mark Mallett titled “Our 1942”. In the same vein, chronologically, here is some more observations about themes and goals of our “governments” over a couple of generations, and Courtesy of the Wickedpedia, here are some references to a classic moment of “good intentions” the result of which we have seen play out over the last 80 years.

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Freedom of Speech (Saturday, February 20, 1943) — from the Four Freedoms series by Norman Rockwell

The Four Freedoms Speech was given on January 6, 1941. Roosevelt’s hope was to provide a rationale for why the United States should abandon the isolationist policies that emerged from World War I. In the address, Roosevelt critiqued Isolationism, saying:

Freedom of Worship (Saturday, February 27, 1943) — from the Four Freedoms series by Norman Rockwell

“No realistic American can expect, from a dictator’s peace, international generosity, or return of true independence, or world disarmament, or freedom of expression, or freedom of religion–or even good business.

Such a peace would bring no security for us or for our neighbors. “Those, who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.[5]

Freedom from Want (Saturday, March 6, 1943) — from the Four Freedoms series by Norman Rockwell

“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world.

Freedom from Fear (Saturday, March 13, 1943) — from the Four Freedoms series by Norman Rockwell

The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt, excerpted from the State of the Union Address to the Congress, January 6, 1941″
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So, 80 years on, how are we doing … we short sighted boiled frogs in the big pan of our Progressive New World Order? Roosevelt delivered his speech, his Four Freedoms speech, 11 months before the surprise Japanese attack on U.S. forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that caused the United States to declare war on Japan, December 8, 1941.

Just to give us a little clarity and context, I repeat, the “Four Freedoms” were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941. In Roosevelt’s address, which became known as the “Four Freedoms speech” (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy. That was “everybody, everywhere” that he was talking about. So let’s articulate these four freedoms as best we can:

1. Freedom of speech:  is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction. The term “freedom of expression” is sometimes used synonymously but includes any act of seeking, receiving, and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.  Freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Article 19 of the UDHR states that “everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice”.

BUT  the version of Article 19 in the ICCPR later amends this by stating that the exercise of these rights carries “special duties and responsibilities” and may “therefore be subject to certain restrictions” when necessary “or respect of the rights or reputation of others” … “or the protection of national security or of public order (order public), or of public health, or morals”.[3]

2. Freedom of worship:  is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifestreligion or beliefin teaching, practice, worship, and observance. It also includes the freedom to change one’s religion or beliefs[1] and to be absent of any religious beliefs.[2]  Freedom of religion is considered by many people and most of the nations to be a fundamentalhuman right.[3][4]

In a country with a state religion, freedom of religion is generally considered to mean that the government permits religious practices of other sects besides the state religion, and does not persecute believers in other faiths.

Freedom of belief is different. It allows the right to believe what a person, group or religion wishes, but it does not necessarily allow the right to practice the religion or belief openly and outwardly in a public manner, a central facet of religious freedom.[5]

3. Freedom from want: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. — Article 25.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights[1]

Furthermore, it has been written down in article 11 of the United Nations’ International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  The predecessor of this right, the Freedom from Want, is one of the Four Freedoms that American President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke out at his State of the Union of January 6, 1941.

4. Freedom from fear:  translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world.”

So that is my understanding of these terms as accepted by our society circa 1940. Just so we are clear on what we are talking about as we go on.

But the legislation, treaties, rules and regulations and “covenants have been amended over the decades so that these days they receive lip service only. No one seriously believes in the “Four Freedoms”  as “practical” ideals or goals.

I do not believe that we, as a society, are remotely close to that ideal any longer and have not been for at least two, maybe 3 decades. I believe that our polite society currently occupies the same moral position held by the axis powers and the Communist regimes in 1940 and conducts themselves pretty much the same way although with more sophistication and less bombing.

So far, in terms of rights and freedoms, our polite progressive society, our people, have willingly and complicitly completely given up Freedom of Speech and Expression.

In other words … currently in our culture, our “free society”, our Freedom of Speech and Expression only extends to those who are agreeable to the national view or the views currently fashionable in Social Media narratives … this includes such modern tools of oppression as “Political Correctness”, “Human Rights Tribunals” (Canada) and extensive censorship of social media engines and search engines by those who own and/or control the media.

Freedom of Worship, well, enough said there … just when was the last time you went to church even if you wanted to and why are there such stringent restrictions on how churches can “re-open” way more stringent than there are on bars, nightclubs and campgrounds?  And why are the bishops going along with all this? Isn’t it plainly obvious that the state has no use for churches … that they are “Just the opiate of the masses”, according to G.B. Shaw and Uncle Joe Stalin, and virtually every Progressive since. A world with no God is a world with no good.

Then, there is Freedom from Fear. Can any one honestly say that we are not a herd of whimpering terrified cowards hiding under our beds for fear of catching a “deadly” disease which has killed less victims per-capita than any other flu epidemic in history?

The latest numbers from the CDC seem to indicate a 0.28% fatality rate for victims of COVID-19 (aka Red Bat Flu). No Freedom from Fear around our world these days, and its the governments and media whipping it up, creating a Pandemic of Control, doing it to us, right?  BOHICA! Or, in a metaphor from the Vietnam War:  “PULL OUT???? Hell no!  Stay in and get the job done!”  It’s all about the second wave now, right?

And finally, we are in the process of heading full steam ahead into giving up Freedom from Want as we speak. It’s the Economy, Stupid!  Just where do people think they are going to spend their 50 cent dollar $2000.00 a month COVID-19 government checks?

And what else do people know about using their time  but to spend it spending everything they have  and more than they can afford? And while we are at it, why are suicide rates starting to rise in many places that never had that problem before? Anyone? Anyone?

Empty shelves and closed stores are a hallmark specialty of all progressive socialist regimes wherever and whenever they spring up. The old Soviet empire, China, North Korea, Venezuela, and so on and so forth.

Squalor and poverty  and misery for the majority of the masses is the “normal” human condition whenever and wherever godless totalitarian regimes hold power.

Net migration rates for 2016: positive (blue), negative (orange), stable (green), and no data (gray)

Why do folks suppose that China (for example) doesn’t have an immigration problem, why do socialist regimes everywhere close their borders to prevent emigration? Check out the graphic on the right.

Where are people going to go when the whole world is equally savage, poor, oppressed and imprisoned in their squalor. And while I am at it, I wonder why the old Soviet Union is blue in that graphic when it was orange for a century.

Where the hell do folks think “paychecks” come from? Where the hell does all that government “revenue” come from?

Well if you believe Netflix and Social Media it just comes from taxing “Rich” people … which seems to mean “anyone who actually works for a living” rather than getting a paycheck from some government program, either as an “employee” or as a “client”. So tell me, where did the saying “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work” come from?  Anyone?  Anyone? Da Comrade, we know the truth don’t we.

The light at the end of the tunnel is a workers paradise of equal outcomes for everyone except the Ultra-rich elite.  Sigh!  I will end with a couple of quotes;

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One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water.

Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting.” — C. S. Lewis

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“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded—here and there, now and then—are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

“This is known as ‘bad luck’. ” – Robert A. Heinlein

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And finally another quote from the same speech that gave us “The Four Freedoms”: “Those, who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety“. Franklin D. Roosevelt, excerpted from the State of the Union Address to the Congress, January 6, 1941

Cheers?  Not so much just now, still looking for the silver lining.

Joe

Founder of The Communist Party of China greets one of the bright lights of the Communist Party of Canada. The 1970’s were so much fun.

His Master’s Voice …
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I Find Myself Very Busy …

Oh Earth Oh Earth Return”, Bill Douglas, (1996)

David Warren

Well, as happens every year (this year earlier than previous … thankfully) the anxiety of finishing Year-End accounting has flooded me with a sense of urgency which wipes out all other interests. I will simply ride on some coat-tails of others who have nothing to do but blog and so I point to some posts which I found interesting and so may you … or not … your mileage may vary of course.

The first item of interest is the latest post from David Warren on “Getting dirty” here.

The next little item is a Homily by Fr. James Altman, at St. James the Less, La Crosse, WI.  Found on YouTube, and if you are deeply invested in the secular world view and not particularly religious, perhaps even one of the “Nones” then it might not be of interest, again, your mileage may vary. If you ARE of a religious bent, with a firm belief in God, of any believing denomination then it is a call which cannot be ignored.

Then there is another short but interesting post by David Warren titled “Fight them on the beaches, &c”

Mark Mallett with Pope Benedict XVI

And finally, last but not least, I have another recent post by Mark Mallett called “Our 1942”, which is well worth the time and emotional expenditure because it is rather grim. Again, if one is firmly committed to the secular world view, then there is nothing here but “stupid conspiracy theories” from Red Necks in fly-over country”.

But if you are starting to have doubts about the honesty and credibility of all our secular authorities then it is well worth the time to work through his post. It is well researched and well footnoted.

Anyway, that’s enough for now, gotta get back to accounting and “all the duties of my state in life”.

Cheers

Joe

A little rougher than usual …

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By waiting and by calm …

“River Flows In You”, Yiruma, from the album “Yiruma Piano Collection” , (2001)

Sunrise on The Last Day

My last post was perhaps a little unsettling … but we have to stay focused on the long view … do not get distracted by the fear, uncertainty and doubt, the anger and turmoil. That is indeed what we are faced with these days, is it not?

So I prepare for another day … expecting another steady stream of fear and anxiety presenting itself all day long across my counter, and while all have much in common, each presents with a unique  particular grievance and an equally unique attributed cause and virtually all attribution seems bereft of any basis in fact, or “reality”.

A security guard, wearing a protective facemask to protect against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, browses his mobile phone as he secures the entrance of a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on February 27, 2020. (Photo by Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)

How can you not be sympathetic to people’s concerns when they are like sheep without a shepherd, and haven’t realized that it’s true! They can’t do it on their own. This turmoil is real, designed and implemented by our masters to create the exact effect that we see unfolding all around us.  A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult, disturbed; agitated; troubled; disquieted.

We work through our days amid trouble, worriment, and vexation; we are disquieted, and troubled, and worried by the fountain of distraction and propaganda being fed to us. This is really all a false flag operation driven by a desperate Red China under the flag of “Pandemic”.

And the FUD is fed to us through all the usual media sources including our daily dose of “Press Releases” and “Interviews”, all carefully scripted and designed to maximize our reliance, our dependence, on the “experts” and “authorities”.

We need to notice the river of peace which Jesus is offering us minute by minute as He walks beside us just like He did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35

By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH

Beloved St. Joseph,
Custodian of Christ, Spouse of the Virgin Mary
Protector of the Church:
I place myself beneath your paternal care.
As Jesus and Mary entrusted you to protect and guide,
to feed and safeguard them through
the Valley of the Shadow of Death,

I entrust myself to your sacred fatherhood.
Gather me into your loving arms, as you gathered your Holy Family.
Press me to your heart as you pressed your Divine Child;
hold me tightly as you held your Virgin Bride;
intercede for me and my loved ones
as you prayed for your beloved Family.

Take me, then, as your own child; protect me;
watch over me; never lose sight of me.

Should I go astray, find me as you did your Divine Son,
and place me again in your loving care that I may become strong,
filled with wisdom, and the favor of God rest upon me.

Therefore, I consecrate all that I am and all that I am not
into your holy hands.

As you carved and whittled the wood of the earth,
mold and shape my soul into a perfect reflection of Our Savior.
As you rested in the Divine Will, so too, with fatherly love,
help me to rest and remain always in the Divine Will,
until we embrace at last in His Eternal Kingdom,
now and forever, Amen.

Cheers

Just a little rough patch

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Rights … Responsibilities … Reality …

“Waiting On The Night To Fall”, by “Casting Crowns”, from the album “Thrive” (2014)

Lots of upset people these days.

It doesn’t make any sense! …

“I have rights!” … “It’s not right!” … “It doesn’t make any sense!” … “The restrictions are more dangerous than the flu!” … “This is crazy!” … “Bloody government is never going to wake up!” … “It’s the economy that’s dying!” … “When are we going to get back to normal?” … “The people dying are all old folks who would have died anyway!” …  “It’s just the GD flu!” … “My wife was just admitted to hospital and they won’t let me see her!”

Lots of outrage and dissent across my counter these days. But really people, what did you expect? Do you really think you have any rights? Perhaps not, … thinking, that is.

Up here in our many little Canadas we have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, granted by the benevolence of Papa Doc Trudeau (the late, unlamented, father of Boy Justin the Sock Puppet, popping up daily from his cottage to speak moistly at us … but no singing … singing is strictly out! Too forceful don’t-cha know, – spreading the moistly too far … sigh…).

That Charter of “Freedoms” enshrined our perpetual slavery to the whims of our betters in the halls of power. It spells out what we are “permitted” to do, “subject to such limits” as may occur to our masters from time to time.

Bimbo in a Hockey Jersey …

The Charter overwrote our inherited constitution, which was rooted in British Common Law descended through many centuries of tradition, and it worked as well as anything humans have used to structure society. It was a sort of semi-written, semi-traditional, Q R & O’s for civilians, looser and less precise than the regulations and orders governing the military for the last several hundred years.

British Common Law balanced the demands of the elite against the needs of the little folks in a rather even minded way down through the generations. A hierarchy of needs, rights, obligations and responsibilities, developed organically over long years of experience rather than by fashionable fiat and the “Monday Blahs”.

Social Distancing Enforcers and Informers rallying in Toronto …

Forty years ago we left that safe stable establishment and with much pomp and hoopla threw away all that stupid stuff inherited from our forefathers, choosing a Franco Totalitarian Model rooted in the French Revolution and assorted Communist regimes.

By this “deal” we exchanged a system of “everything which is not expressly forbidden is permitted” for a system of “everything that is not expressly permitted is forbidden … subject to the changing whims of our betters“.

So how’s that working out for Y’all, eh?

To paraphrase David Warren, animals have rights, under the law of the jungle. I approve of these, insofar as I approve of life on this planet. Hunters have rights, because they also are animals, and under the new regime, in our modern secular paradise we are all just animals, are we not?

BANG! An accident of random selection

An accident of random selection I am told, evolving into self referential god-hood.

And the bureaucratic predators have rights, thanks to our “sheepdogs”, the soldiers and police, for as long as the dogs are willing to obey the predators, and we have seen numerous times what happens when the dogs stop being willing to obey … military dictatorships seem to be one of the more common “rules of law” that humans come up with … backing the strong horse and all that.

And even the sheep have rights, for starters, they have the right to get as fat as possible until their time for utility arrives.

evolving into self referential god-hood

And then, they have the right to stand helplessly waiting for the arrival of the predators whenever the mood takes them, the right to do as they are instructed.

And now they have the right to say what they are allowed to say, in a PC way, and lately, more and more, the right to think whatever the government and the Social Media pundits approve of.

Take off the goggles of willful disbelief … it all actually makes perfect sense once you abandon the fantasy that this is all about keeping us healthy. It’d clearly about control, not viruses, and makes perfect sense through that lens. Listen to your masters you sheeple … well, there are none so blind, etc. etc.

Here below is a YouTube clip of a little homily from one of our more stellar actors, laying it on the line, all in character of course, and the irony is that the writers are trying to provoke outrage in the viewers and instead have hit the nail precisely on the head.

Or maybe that was their intent all along and they are pointing at every political player on the planet and yelling “THE EMPEROR IS NAKED!” You can’t always tell with media people and entertainers, just who is the target.

Yup … everything is on Netflix now, right … and sometimes, for a brief moment they nail it … then they just drift off down the road of life, deviance and despair, the fifty shades of moral relativism.

“House of Cards”, “Altered Carbon”, “Game of Thrones”, “Stranger Things”, … all started out good (or at least interesting) and then quickly descended into a cesspool of perversion, deviance and downright evil, all dressed up as “entertainment” with nice costumes and makeup …. just keep the sheeple distracted until we can tip them over the edge.

I prefer the narrative found in Psalm 39:

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I Said, “I will be watchful of my ways,
for fear I should sin with my tongue;
I will put a curb on my lips,
when the wicked man stands before me”
I was dumb, silent and still
His prosperity stirred my grief.

My heart was burning within me;
At the thought of it, the fire blazed up
and my tongue burst into speech:
O LORD, you have shown me my end,
how short is the length of my days.
Now I know how fleeting is my life.

 Behold, Thou hast made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Thy sight,
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. .
Surely every man walks about as a phantom;
Surely they make an uproar for nothing;
He amasses riches, and does not know who will gather them.

And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in Thee.
Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

I have become dumb, I do not open my mouth,
Because it is Thou who hast done it.
Remove Thy plague from me;
Because of the opposition of Thy hand, I am perishing.

With reproofs Thou dost chasten a man for iniquity;
Thou dost consume as a moth what is precious to him;
Surely every man is a mere breath.

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry;
Do not be silent at my tears;
For I am a stranger with Thee,
A sojourner like all my fathers.

Turn Thy gaze away from me, that I may smile again,
Before I depart and am no more.”

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Not many smiles to be had here this morning, but there is a little laugh to be had over at David Warren’s latest, especially the very last paragraph “A HAPPY RECOLLECTION“.

Cheers

Joe

A Two Coffee, morning, courtesy of “Photo Electric Synergy” another Canadian Facebook site.

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The Most Dangerous Man in Canadian Political History’ …

“Crux Fidelis”, Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, from the album “Lent at Ephesus”, (2014)

‘President Xi Jinping of China’. Noel Celis – Pool / Getty Images

So, the results of my little experiment are that whenever I post anything mentioning China, even a post with just the word China in it, I immediately get views from China.

On the other hand, views from Russia seem to be totally random, and not related at all to what is in my post.

I get the majority of my traffic, followers and views, etc. from the USA and I wonder how many views from the good old USA are from various security agencies screening world traffic?

Anyway, I figure the folks doing the screening everywhere are probably more in my headspace than the Gia worshipping One World aliens colonizing the coasts, or southern Ontario in the case of Canada.

So where were we …, a couple of items rise to the top of the pit this morning amidst the swirling green pond scum of wealth and hellfare emanating from our nation’s towers of gub’mint. I think I will stick to developments and items not closely “covered”, or even intentionally ignored, by the MSM.

After all, why ever bother with the MSM and Facebook, and Google, and YouTube, and so on and so on … So I just point at the first item and you can visit it and maybe even read a bit of it as the mood take you.

Agencies from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand have documented evidence that the Communists knew about the outbreak in early December but tried to hide it.  Gee!  it really IS Red Bat Flu! Who Knew?

But of course, China continues to stonewall and deny everything, aided and abetted by all their customers and stooges in the media and foreign health care organizations, and other “useful idiots” like the WHO and the CDC. The Canadian Health Department(s) of course don’t even reach the enlightened heights of international prominence and are kept totally busy with their Mickey Mouse Club Chants scripted by the WHO, and speaking moistly.

Founder of The Communist Party of China greets one of the prime movers of the Communist Party of Canada. The 60’s and 70’s were so much fun.

And, second we have another smoke trail across the sky from China, through the WHO, to Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada … all one has to do is be willing to connect the dots … but that is a dangerous activity in Canada.

Wake up America – Canada has become a much bigger threat to American interests than Castro and the Cubans ever were. We are the Great White North backdoor standing wide open to any and all Chinese subversion. But, that’s nothing new, right?

I believe I can safely assume that the US will never completely hand over the keys to the asylum to the coastal elite, at least not without serious checks and balances.

Don’t worry Sheeple, we are just “modernizing the legislation governing Canada’s communications sector”

Canada, on the other hand, has been a danger to her neighbours since at least the 60’s. Back then, my Boy Scout leader was actually a retired American Ranger and had a lot to say about all the other American expats popping up all over.

That was back when all those American scum-suckin’, bottom-feeding, Democrat voting, dope smokin’ cowards fled to Canada to avoid National Service, and were welcomed with open arms by the Commie Liberals in power, to stack the staff our Universities, Health Care Research companies, and lower level Academia.

They also showed up in my career path as well when many of them moved into major government leadership posts in the Department of Justice, and so on. Oh, right!  My Bad … they were all “Political Refugees”.

That was quite the run-on sentence, wasn’t it?

We (Canada) have become a safehouse, and the super highway into the American heart for subversives and nerdowells of all stripes. So it comes as no surprise to see Justin doing the same sort of things. Like Father, like Son.

So, Justin’s Chinese “advisers” over at St. Patrick’s Street in what was once the Convent of the Sisters of The Good Shepherd, have been helping out with completing the latest changes to Canadian Media in the interest of “correcting” what gets broadcast and reported in Canada.

We Happy Few … Represented by a Bimbo in a hockey jersey …

In a move right out of the CCP playbook the Canadian government is moving to lock down all media in Canada.

Warnings continue to multiply over the “insane” and “invasive” report that recommends Canada’s Liberal government register and regulate all internet media content providers.

A number of commentators in and outside Canada denounced the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review (BTLR) panel’s report released last week as a “breathtaking” and unprecedented plan to regulate the internet. ‘Watching an ally, a neighbor and a friend talk about regulating the free press shows where the far left wants to take, not just Canada, but any nation they control.’

The government-assembled panel of broadcasting experts chaired by Janet Yale was tasked with advising the Liberals on overhauling the country’s allegedly outdated broadcasting laws.

And they are not reporting to anything or anyone who appears to have anything do with media and communications. No, in Liberal “NEWSPEAK” we put the new Orwellian censorship proposals in a: “Letter to the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage” rather equivalent to putting “BAD” news in the last section of the newspaper next to the underwear and lingerie adverts.

Since the last election, the Liberals have been mulling over implementing a widespread social media crackdown, despite no election “disinformation” problem. According to Twitter, the Canadian election faced no organized disinformation or election interference campaigns, even though foreign entities or persons intervened or participated on Justin Trudeau’s behalf.

This was Canada’s “Russia Interfered” moment, and even though it was a total bust our version of the Democratic party continue to push on through the quagmire.  As reported by True North, a former Clinton aide took part in organizing a fundraiser in New York City on Justin Trudeau’s behalf while the election was underway. Further, Elections Canada estimated that approximately 103,000 non-citizens were on the voter list.

In spite of the complete lack of evidence, since the last election, the Liberals have refused to rule out forcing social media platforms into compliance with their demands to crack down on combating “disinformation”, even threatening to temporarily shut down access to the sites in Canada.

The Liberals devoted $48 million towards their efforts to monitor social media over the election period and much more since. Has anyone ever calculated the costs of changing legislation and regulations to suit the desires of the Natural Ruling Party?

Ahhh, it’s all just chump change anyway, just a part of Justin’s weekly expenses … after all, what’s a piddly 48 million when you routinely donate 300 or so million to Islamic terrorists? But whose counting anyway … and any questioning in that direction is just Islamophobia.  And if you ever question a Trudeau well … you’re “Just a Piece of Shit” or you get told to “F- – K O – – ”  or was that “Fuddle Duddle”?  Oh well, like father like son, right?

O Get Over It, you little whiners…

Anyway, I expect we should not judge, not take sides, but simply have Faith and Trust in the King’s plan about which we really don’t know anything – it is, after all, “Above our Pay Grade”.

This, all this troublesome civil “bullshit”, is really not new. This situation appears to have been the case for centuries, and hopefully this next quote will shed some useful light on “The Plan” which we are expected and commanded to Trust that all of this is part of God’s plan. We are supposed to be learning something important in the midst of all this “travail”.

Are you, am I, feeling threatened by population controls and censorship?  Maybe you and I are to too attached to our opinions and think too highly of our importance in the grand scheme of things … humility, humility, humility. Purity is pleasing to God, but humility is necessary to enter the Kingdom.  It is all in God’s hands and part of God’s plan and it is our pride that gets us worked up about the daily drama of the world.

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Venerable Mary of Agreda Incorrupt Body

Venerable Mary of Agreda, In 1909 her casket was opened for the first time after her death in 1665. Her body was found to be completely incorrupt … explain that Justin!

“74. …  “And in order that thou mayest better understand the answer to thy doubt, remember, that there is neither any succession of time in my decrees, nor any need of it for the perception and the execution of them. (ed. God exists outside time in the eternal now)

75. … It is not expedient: that the knowledge of all things be given to one man, as long as men are viators (travelers or pilgrims in this world). … Yet, as I leave most men to work by their natural light, it must follow, that they understand these mysteries in different senses, and that there exist different explanations and different meanings regarding the different passages … 

77. … “Take notice also, my spouse, that very often I permit and cause differences of opinions among the doctors and teachers. Thus some of them maintain what is true and others, according to their natural disposition, defend what is doubtful. … For this reason the fury of hell, with inconceivable envy (especially in these, our times), has raised its throne of iniquity, pretending to engulf the waters of the Jordan (Job 40, 18), and obscure the light of holy faith by heretical doctrines and seeking to sow its false seeds by the help of man (Matth. 13, 25). …

79. … But it would be very pleasing to Me and in harmony with my service, if learned persons would extinguish and do away with pride, envy and ambition after vain honors; also all the other passions and vices, which arise from them, together with the bad seeds, that are likely to be generated from that sort of occupation (Matth. 13, 25). But I do not root out this bad seed at present, in order that the good may not be rooted out with the bad.”

Venerable Mary of Agreda. The Mystical City of God: Complete Edition Containing all Four Volumes with Illustrations (Volume One chapter VI, para 74 – 79). Veritatis Splendor Publications. Kindle Edition.

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So, something to think about, Trust, perhaps the most difficult of virtues in a singularly distrustful, self-reliant world which has come to worship “Self” above even God.

I think some of us have an unfair advantage. I feel sorry for the civilian world. It is easier for those of us with a military background, after spending years sometimes, following orders without knowing the big picture, to accept that the “Plan” is above our pay grade and to Trust that the King knows what he is doing. Military personnel give up worshiping themselves or they simply don’t last.

It has been my experience that modern society, especially our academics, progressive bureaucrats and the “Brights” of our day look down from their tower of self, on we military and police, serving and vets,  as “stupid” and “brainwashed” because we, the dogs in the backyard, learned honor and integrity, and volunteered to “go in harm’s way” to serve and protect others, even when those others hate us for our service … hmmm … the long haired screamers still offend even in their old age.

But we know that we chose to let ourselves be brainwashed, if that is what it is. To willingly accept the breaking down of the childish self and the rebuilding of that individual self into a member of a team with a purpose greater than the sum of the parts.

To accept the uniform code of military conduct without having to think about it, to make a habit of all the little sacrifices daily in order to advance unit integrity, effectiveness and putting the mission first. Service and sacrifice Ad Aeternitatem.

That is really the essence of self-sacrifice, even in the world at large. Just look at what any loving mother or father go through for their children, even when the children don’t recognize or understand the sacrifices. And look at the daily sacrifices involved in simply trusting God’s plan.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

The Brights and their progressive societal hangers-on are more deeply brainwashed and simply can’t see their reality because it’s all dressed up in bright shiny cool stuff that folks hang on their “I love me” wall.

Everything and everyone that doesn’t agree with their world view is simply branded as “stupid” and Bulverised into oblivion. We just know that we are right, isn’t that so Justin?

But “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophyHamlet, Act I Scene v.

And Trust in God’s plan is an important constituent in charity, that is Love in the Agape sense. That charity which accepts that the right things have to be done even though some will not thank you and will ridicule you even while accepting your protection and help. Trust in God’s plan lends patience and kindness even to trying situations.

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4 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; 5 Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. 12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. 13 And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity. (1 Cor. 13: 4-13)

Cheers

Joe

Quid Hoc Ad Aeternitatum, …  don’t sweat it, the Skipper has the Con …

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Russia …

The old passes away …

This is another test: Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”,  Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”, Russia, “Russia”,

I have noticed something, on a regular basis, for over a year now … I am confirming a suspicion … I will let you know what transpires,

Cheers

Joe

its all so crazy making …

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China …

The old passes away …

This is a test: China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”, China, “China”,

I have noticed something, on a regular basis, for over a year now … I am confirming a suspicion … I will let you know what transpires,

Cheers

Joe

its all so crazy making …

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And Another Interesting Post From Another Pariah Friend …

Here it is … straight from the pen/keyboard of an acknowledged 13th century man, a self proclaimed “Reactionary”.

Cheers

Joe

its all so crazy making …

As Bismarck said of other arbitrary statesmen, “Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.”

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My Atheist Friend(s) … I’ve had a few … Friends, that is …

The Chill Mix above is titled Thailand 2019 … I wonder how much has changed since I spent several weeks over there in Asia back in the early 1980’s.  Backpack and a passport …  no Visa, no Tour Group, no reservations.  Landed in Bangkok about 10:00 PM on Chinese New Year … that was a mind altering experience.

Right now I am thinking about the past, sipping a nice coffee, and listening to “Carpe Lumen“. Thinking about our top of mind troubles, and just how good we have it here, in spite of all those top of mind troubles. If one has never been anywhere else then it’s probably harder to realize just how good we have it here even in the middle of a “Killer” pandemic …but then again, …

While I think of it, here’s  important link to an extraordinarily well researched and footnoted/referenced blog post here. Just finished reading it … and it is a topic near and dear to my heart, about which I have been posting off and on for several years now.

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For holding these views I have been both praised a bit, and of course, largely reviled, ridiculed, and belittled, by family and acquaintances both face to face and on “Social Media”, as a conspiracy theory nut job, and worse. Of course, “Social Distancing” was invented on “Social Media”, right?

But still, it moves, and the post is well worth the read, unless of course you get all your information (unreferenced) from Karen on Facebook.

I think of life as a kind of bus trip. It is a lot like traveling by bus in India or Nepal. If you have ever  actually traveled like this you will understand instantly what I mean about this being like life. Nothing is certain. You may, or may not arrive. Death may be just a silly oopsie away, and you do not share the driver’s belief in rebirth.  And nothing has changed much since I lived as a WT.

You find yourself cheek to jowl with reality in all it’s splendor. You don’t ask what the food is or was, you only drink the tea or the beer, you are just glad to get a break and have something to eat.

You arrive eventually at your stop (if God permits it), so covered in the dust of travel that you cannot even tell what the original colors of your clothes are or even see the numbers on the face of your watch. and the clothes and watch are utterly irrelevant anyway so the dust really doesn’t matter. You are just overjoyed to have arrived and you spontaneously thank God for your deliverance.

A Metaphor of Life everywhere … riding on the bus

Along the way, we keep passing this familiar side road on this long bus ride of life. It kinda looks like this, like life’s a beach. And if we get off the bus and walk down the side road, we find ….

The side road is always the same, it’s always full of masked figures strutting and preaching repetitively about how evil and pernicious Faith is. How naive or even willfully stupid the faithful are. how faith keeps us from having fun.

Cluck, cluck, the raised eyebrow, the crook of the lips, the roll of the eyes. “There’s probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life” from a bus ad by the British Humanist Bus Advertising Campaign, full of sound and fury and all that.

The supercilious shrug of pseudo-compassion and soi-disant tolerance. Blood relatives, friends, acquaintances, perfect strangers. You happen to say something they disagree with : “BULLS_ _ T!

All sound and fury, preaching the same oration in endless variations, but ultimately all the same movie, the same script, the actors and the skin color, and the perversions change but the series continues playing endlessly, another season of banality and evil, another, another,  what’s that now – season 2015?  … 2016? … 2017? … 2018? Whatever … life’s a beach, life’s a beach, life’s a beach …  and it is always a dead end.

Can’t disagree, can’t talk about anything real, can’t disturb the great godless circle jerk. That’s just appalling behavior, dont’cha know?.

Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat of Lithuanian origin. His World War II-era sequence, “The World”, is a collection of twenty naive poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris and Washington, D.C., then in 1951 defected to the West.

His nonfiction book, “The Captive Mind” (1953), became a classic of anti-Stalinism. He was prescient : A link, again, to that well researched and footnoted/referenced blog post here. Again, this is well worth the read, unless of course you get all your information (unreferenced) from Karen on Facebook.

From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970. In 1978 he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and in 1980 the Nobel Prize in Literature.

SatanSo, Czesław Miłosz: “A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death: the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders, we are not going to be judged.”

Which trip are you on my brothers and sisters, my friends? I can understand why you might roll your eyes at me but ” If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil; but if well, why strikest thou me?”

A couple of interesting reads … Gunning for God, and Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves“,  well worth the time and the money.

Read them both back to back and then think about things for a bit.  Think about where you are on your bus trip. Did you get off at the side road? Are you mad at God because you think he is not listening?  Are you the little kid who packed his bag and is running away from home? “I’ll show them!”

A final important link to that extraordinarily well researched and footnoted/referenced blog post here. This is well worth the read, unless of course you get all your information (unreferenced) from Karen on Facebook.

Ask yourself “Do you stand with the Pharisees and Pilate? Do you still want the latest Barabbas?” what historical cast of characters are reincarnated in the NWO?

Cheers

Joe

Life is a training camp, a journey … and death is just the intermission … before the Grad.

disclaimer for the nit pickers: we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately … but still it moves …

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Another Year End …

“River Flows In You”, Yiruma, from the album “Yiruma Piano Collection” , (2001)

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Alas … Year End accounting is sucking up more and more of my time so instead of some new and original re-thinking of old thoughts and conclusions I will simply point here for an interesting and humorous take on our current crop of “experts” … Be Afraid!  Be Very Afraid! Bwahaha!

Of course there is always the darker side of things, if one cannot laugh at what is going on.

Living in this world it is astoundingly difficult to avoid becoming attached to the things of this world, not the least because we are almost completely unaware of those attachments unless things start going against what we want, in terms of outcomes and tastes and opinions and the physical realities of enjoyment, food, listening, seeing, entertainment, sex and other distractions, and so on and so forth.

And things have definitely not been going the way we want, ever since this whole Red Bat Flu manufactured crisis started, have they? Now we are really having our lack of distractions rubbed in our faces.

Now it would be welcome to have another get together for a fish fry or even just coffee with acquaintances. All these fellow travelers on this mortal path, more or less my age, many retired service members and/or their spouses as have survived the vicissitudes of time and we share many views and opinions, no surprise there.

Thinking about the thing which hammers home as we all age together. Death is no respecter of political or economic or moral views. Visited a seniors lodge the other day while arranging for an older person I know well to move from his current slum, into something more reasonable and reliable, and it was striking how much older than me were most of the residents … marking time … waiting for the gate, ’twas the first time I felt young in a while.

How so very many of our old friends and  acquaintances are no longer with us for these our get-togethers and coffee breaks. These days Cancer seems to be the weapon of choice of the Reaper, but Coronary Disease is the other big one, the Scylla and Charybdis of our modern end of life.

We have been completely losing that war on Cancer for well over 60 years now, billions and billions spent, and billions in profits to all the usual academic and commercial interests, and the gravy train keeps on rolling and no victory in sight and something like 95% casualty rate among the sufferers.

Now the Red Bat Flu has been turned into the NEXT BIG KILLER and used to excuse all the draconian restrictions on civil liberties and freedoms and utterly destroyed the private economy in passing.

You better damned well listen to all the little Greta(s). If you don’t maybe we’ll send you to a camp? You all need to get serious about this … Right Now … Oh Well …. Orwell … Or Else!

The only people feeling good about the Red Bat Flu are the thousands of government workers who continue to get paid their large salaries while being ordered to stay home and “babysit” their own kids because all the day-cares are closed. What a complete … “SNAFU”! … “shitshow”! … even a “clusterfuck”! .  Why is it so hard for anyone to admit that our current health models are not working?

Why is all the bitching focused on “It doesn’t make any sense…” ?  It actually all makes perfect sense when viewed through a lens that acknowledges that the Canadian government at all levels wants to move to a population control model similar to the model used in Red China.  Looked at that way, it all makes perfect sense!  Suck it up Sheeple … just get in line, do whatever you are told and STFU!

Is there a re-education camp in your future?  Who knows … we have been here before but back then it was a crime, of course back then killing children and seniors was a crime as well, and so was illicit anal sex with members of the same gender …  hmmmmm.

Thank God that death plays no favorites …death claims the virtuous and the deviant, the affluent and the poor, the liberal socialist and the conservative capitalist, the religious and the secular, the parent and the child … death comes for us all … often when we are really not ready to depart.

The only thing that seems to stand out is that those who believe in eternity and live accordingly have Hope. The rest do not, just a grim journey down into despair, and all the “stuff” we spent our lives for has no saving grace at all. What do you see at the end? Are you (as I once wrote) “A cloistered parenthesis of tawdry trepidation staring runny-eyed into the black chasm of the banal”,

or are you like Pippin …

“PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way. GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what? GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad. GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings.

Puts one in a reflective head-space to consider all this.

Cheers

Joe

Wait For It … Wait For It … naah, you can’t come out of your rooms yet.

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2020, How Are Things So Far … Big Brother Tightens The Net …

Ballad Of A Thin Man”, Bob Dylan, from the album “Highway 61 Revisited”, (1965)

Well, like every day in a life, there are good things and bad things. I finally got around to sorting email and reading the important ones, and answering the really important ones … 150 emails a day really starts to pile up if you don’t look at them every couple of days. Things are finally starting to settle down here in the Shire and it looks like “the authorities” may be starting to relax all the state imposed restrictions of freedom of meeting and association and all that stuff.

No Relaxing …

The plague has claimed no victims in our county, and there is some light at the end of the tunnel. It looks like the authorities have realized (in a classic corner office “DUH!” moment) that the most important victim of the Great Red Bat Flu Pandemic of 2020 has been the economy … destroyed utterly by all the restrictions to movement and social distancing.

Thankfully, there are noises in all the usual places about starting to relax all the restrictions in a “phased in” sort of way because we all know that biological agents respond well to government restrictions and we wouldn’t want to upset them by “freeing the prisoners” too fast.

Of course, it will never go back to what once was ’cause governments never give up whatever power they grab. And then there is Calgary, in which, Social Media, claims there is no relaxing.

No Relaxing …

Reports out of the east have it that the fines imposed by police for “social distancing” crimes in Ontario and Quebec are now over 6 Million dollars and still climbing, with Toronto and Montreal grabbing the lion’s share of “Social Distancing” revenue.

This has been accepted totally by the residents of those fair lands because, after all, it’s all “for our own protection” Right? If folks accepted “photo-radar” they will certainly accept “social distancing”.

“Normal” implies “norms” of which our polite society has been completely devoid of for nigh on 30 years now. Going back to “normal” simply isn’t in anyone’s future in Canada. Remember “Woodstock”? That was a cultural monument to personal freedom and choices, wasn’t it?

It literally took place in the middle of the Great Hong Kong Flu pandemic of 1968 and 1969. Hong Kong Flu was a much greater killer that Red Bat Flu … and not a soul ever suggested restricting anything.

Because Hong Kong Flu wasn’t a very bad flu by world standards … just another flu season, that killed “weakened” victims as well as some of the young and even children. No biggy. Sigh … I think the sky is falling … NO! wait … that was yesterday.

I remember as a child and teenager, my grandfather telling stories of the “Spanish” flu which killed a couple of family members (his sisters) in Halifax, and is reported to have killed somewhere between 17 million and 50 million people worldwide (precision in statistics wasn’t a thing back then either). It was called “Spanish” flu because it was wartime and the press were censored and not allowed to report on anything except in neutral Spain.

There is a lot of evidence that this flu actually originated in (wait for it!) China and was transmitted by Chinese workers, but the Wickedpedia makes sure to tell us that there is a body of publications by China and others explaining why that was impossible. Things haven’t changed much in the last hundred years, have they?

All sort of in jest …right? But I will point to some links showing how that is starting to unfold in Europe and no doubt it will spread here in a very real pandemic of bureaucratic totalitarian strangulation.  Check out the enlightening article at this site.

We always lag Europe by a couple or so years before we start “controversial” programs here.  The links in the French Public Schools article go to the French Government’s instructions about how to run the schools as they re-open, and they take you to PDF’s which are in French. I guess there were some good after-effects of the Quebec Education system of the 60’s since I can still read French, but you might run it through GOOGLE Translate? Unless of course you too were a victim of the “Quiet Revolution”. In which case you remember everything and won’t have any problems, right?

So how are things in the ROC?

That Mayo Clinic article which a reader sent to me, is a very reasonable article. I like it because it clearly, and in detail, lists the mainstream health system’s “opinions” on vitamin supplements in general and Niacin in particular. The opening argument is: “most people get enough niacin from the food they eat. Foods rich in niacin include yeast, milk, meat, tortillas and cereal grains.”.

This has been an unconsidered reply to any question about vitamins for over a hundred years now and is simply untrue. The current public health response to vitamin deficiency disease is :”There is no problem … we are following the guidelines, here you stupid, uneducated, whiny patient, take these expensive drugs for your psychosomatic problems and come back in a month so we can bill again”.  After all, it’s all “FREE”, right?

We’ve been here all along, people, think about Cancer  and all the success we have had “curing” that killer.  I am always interested in new information streams regarding health and fitness. For several years now I have been following up on and reading about Cancer as a metabolic disease rather than a genetic disease. I wrote about it here under the topic of Models that work.  I also mentioned this here, and here, and here, and here.

The blind leading the blind, with a long pause at the bus-stop of “Wealth Management” … for the right shareholders.

I have personal friends and close relatives who have died of cancer. I have a great personal interest in this killer and the politics and economics swirling around it. Just think about it for a bit … AND I have close personal friends and customers, and my own ever-lovin’ self who are, or were, actually suffering from what now appear to be deficiency diseases rather than “normal” diseases of aging.

The elephant in the room when it comes to cancer is our Research and Medical treatment system’s extraordinary failure to make any progress in 50 years of “War on Cancer”.

With literally billions sunk into this bottomless hole of terror we still routinely accept that something like 98% pf cancer sufferers won’t last 5 years. This appears to me (in my Homer Simpson simplicity) to indicate that the current model is NOT WORKING, (DUH!) and we are simply barking up the wrong tree.

It is not a stretch to conclude that there are other interests wedded to this model and keeping us on this track rather than a genuine desire to cure cancer. Would we need a Department of Health if everyone was healthy? Hmmmm.

There is now another elephant in the room … GEE!  it’s getting really crowded in here! We are more and more realizing that the same model that is used for “Cancer Cures”, also applies to deficiency diseases. There is not a shred of research published anywhere to back it up. It is the “opinion” of some anonymous faces in the food chain of our academic and health bureaucracy.

Our processed food supply and our farming methods have so depleted our soils that natural levels of nutrients in processed foods and unprocessed fruits and vegetables are dramatically insufficient for the health of consumers.

No-one today can rely on our grocery store foods to get healthy levels of nutrients. And there is no standard human requirement for these nutrients. The “recommended daily allowance” is just the opinion of someone in the nutritional establishment needing to plug some value into a briefing note. there is no “science” involved except in using the word “science” in the justifications to make readers feel safe(r). Everyone is different and some require high and even very high amounts and some require less.

We are all “outliers”.  But the mathematical use of statistics and such  are way different from normal day to day uses of stats as employed by government and media.

In fact, by any definition the actual use of statistical “science” to find truth is in and of itself an “outlier”. Think about that one for a minute and you might realize that the “outliers” might be the only “correct” data points, hmmm.

Manipulating statistics with imagery, implication, innuendo, and allusion, and just plain good ol’ falsehoods is the essence and lifeblood of propaganda, and accounts for about 90% of all government news releases and media reports (did you catch the misuse of statistics in that line?).

Case: The retail vitamin supplements available in grocery and drug stores provide a reasonably detailed list of what is required, but the recommended daily allowances are simply pulled out of the air in amounts that can have no conceivable effect on the consumer all the while protecting the asses of the bureaucrats who approve these “recommended” allowances,

Warnings can be “nuanced”. I especially liked the way The Mayo Clinic worded the “warning” about Diabetes medications: “If you have diabetes, niacin can interfere with blood glucose control. You might need to adjust the dose of your diabetes drugs.” Another way of referring to the same phenomenon would be: “Regular daily dose of 3 grams of Niacin reduces excess blood glucose therefore requiring reduction or complete elimination of Diabetes medications as a medical necessity.

What isn’t published anywhere except in the fine print regarding Doners to, and Owners of, the Mayo Clinic, is where the funding comes from and the “unbiased” medical agenda underlying their operation.

Coincidentally Niacin also reduces blood pressure and the levels of dangerous cholesterol much better and more safely than the current regime of guidelines recommended patented drugs and for a fraction of the cost.

My own doctor, who is very much a “guidelines” gospel believer, has acknowledged with a frown and a shrug that I am no longer diabetic, no longer have high blood pressure, no longer have cholesterol problems and have a normal lipid profile and a better range of motion and much less pain in my joints. And sleeping well … blessed sleep … thank you very much Niacin.

Case in point is that I noticed this morning while coming down the stairs to work that I had absolutely no pain in my knees or hips and was completely flexible with good balance. That is a big change from two years ago when I was in such pain that I thought the next medical event in my life would be knee and hip replacements like my older aunts and grandparents.

So … when I look at my health life since January 2017 I see large improvements in my health. In short, I was fat and dying of all the usual killers, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and joint deterioration. Now I have lost over 40 pounds of fat, and moved from a future that held Insulin for my Diabetes, ACE Inhibitors for my Cholesterol problems, joint replacements for my failing knees and hips, and drugs for blood pressure and for anxiety problems and sleep disruptions.

Now, by every measure and lab test, I am completely healthy, with none of the above problems, and not on any medication. I am brighter, more rested, thinking clearly and optimistic for the future at least half the time (well, I am still aging, and old guys do get down about getting old from time to time even if they are healthy).

And I did it myself, by not following my doctors advice, and taking the drugs but rather by changing my diet and supplements. This has been a three year process of blood testing and examination and re-examination.

My doctor also complains, “But my patients want an instant fix without having to change any of their lifestyle habits. What am I to do? The drugs help for a while, and they are approved by the “guidelines. So I follow the guidelines.” When I ask him “Do You Take The Drugs?” The answer is “No, but…”

After reading several books, including the title I mentioned in a previous post,  Niacin: The Real Story: Learn about the Wonderful Healing Properties of Niacin  – October 9, 2015 by Abram Hoffer M.D. Ph.D. (Author), Andrew W. Saul Ph.D. (Author), Harold D. Foster (Author), my conclusion is that the use of naturally occurring non-patentable Niacin is only actually a big threat to Drug Companies profit picture.

Of course depending on just health books runs the risk of killing myself with a misprint, but I never rely on just one book or just one source, and my wife and I do a LOT of digging and are very careful with everything we try.

Everyone is different, we are all outliers. There is no scientifically proven “standard” for nutrition that applies to all humans, and “daily recommended allowances are simply the opinion of the writers with no basis in research.

The start of this new health path for me was to STOP taking things (like food – otherwise known as “fasting”) and then try to find what worked and what was problematic in the whole food arena, a kind of “Trial by Error” with an “N” of 1.

The other big encouraging event in our lives was my daughter being able to “cure” her Bipolar disease, by weaning herself off of all psych meds over a period of two years, and adopting a regimen of nutrient supplements through “True Hope”.

So, we continue to soldier on here in the Shire, and business is steady because folks need to get their drugs (irony alert!) and we are considered “essential” along with Alcohol and Cannabis, and grocery stores.

We have to stay aware of the fact that none of this life style change provides an “instant fix”, it takes months and years of persistent change to see the results, but all the information is out there if you are willing to search and read broadly. So thank God for His blessings and take the long view – Eternity is real.

Here’s another couple or three more interesting books, one of which is unfortunately is not available on Kindle, but I ordered a hard copy anyway,  Goldberger’s War by Alan M. Kraut ,

Goldberger’s War is the story of one of the U.S. Public Health Service’s most renowned heroes–an immigrant Jew who trained as a doctor at Bellevue, became a young recruit to the federal government’s health service, and ended an American plague, Pellagra.

At the same time Canadian “authorities” banned his nutrient based solution allegedly because they didn’t want to “adulterate” our wheat flour. Instead, they chose to keep the Pellagra because it wasn’t as serious a problem here as it was in the the United States. I wonder who they blamed for that one … Trump wasn’t even born yet?????

Anyway, the second book is: “The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease“. This is a GREAT BOOK.  At 800 pages, The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease is a very large book, but it is also a very practical book. If you want to know which illnesses best respond to nutrition therapy, and how and why that therapy works, this is the book for you.

Part One presents the principles of orthomolecular medicine and the science behind them. Part Two is devoted to orthomolecular pioneers, presenting an introduction to maverick doctors and nutrition scientists in a reader-friendly way that brings the subject to life. Part Three brings together extraordinary clinical and experimental evidence from expert researchers and clinicians.

And, third, last but not least in my library of new books is also a hard copy of Jason Fung’s new book:  Life in The Fasting Lane.

I’ve talked glowingly about Dr. Fung before because his method has had such a life saving effect on my own existence so I will leave that to his blog site. I had to order it from Amazon.ca because Amazon.com wouldn’t ship a hard copy to Canada.

Of course, always remember my disclaimer here.

Cheers

Joe

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