Life in a small town

Diet and Health … my own health and yours … the journey continues …

Hamachidori“, by Ryutaro Hirota, played by Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra & Kazumasa Watanabe, from the album “Konomichi―Favorite Japanese Melodies (Japanese Melody Series)” (2004)

As mentioned back in April I found a new book, and it’s way easier reading than “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease“. The new book is: 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).

A short quote from the “Forward”:

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In “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, Thomas Kuhn says that advances in science do not occur in an evolutionary or straight-line manner. Instead, such steps take place in a series of violent revolutions separated by long periods of relative peace.

During dramatic uprisings, “one conceptual world view replaces another.” These intellectual revolts are not random events. They are promoted by the discovery of significant anomalies: emergent facts that the ruling dominant theory and its supporters fail to adequately explain.

These “exceptions to the rule” are the termites of scientific theory. As they multiply, they become more and more difficult to ignore. The newly infected ruling theory weakens until it eventually collapses. A paradigm shift occurs as another takes its place. While the drug-based pharmaceutical industry continues to control conventional medicine, its support structure is increasingly termite riddled.

Weaknesses are being illustrated by new highly critical books, with titles such as Deadly Medicine, Overdo$ed America, and Death by Modern Medicine. Of course, the drug-based approach to health will not be abandoned any time soon unless society has a viable alternative, waiting, like an understudy, in the wings. There it must be quietly attracting its own, more open-minded supporters.

Hoffer, Abram. Niacin: The Real Story: Learn about the Wonderful Healing Properties of Niacin (p. 15). Turner Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.

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Here is another short quote:

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During World War II, Royal Navy Surgeon Captain T. L. Cleave was concerned about the physical ill health of many of the sailors. From his studies he concluded that most of them suffered from one overall disease he called the “Saccharine Disease” in 1952.

The saccharine disease has no relation to the synthetic sweetener. Saccharine in this case refers to a detrimental craving for sweet tastes and consequent overuse of sugar. (And no, we do not recommend sugar substitutes. Artificial sugar substitutes have problems of their own, not the least of which is that they may stimulate people to want still more and more sweet foods.)

Cleave presented evidence that the various diseases of civilization are one disease, not a large number of discrete diseases.3 I (Abram Hoffer) had a copy of his original publication, but it was worn out by constant use. This book turned my life around. I became a full-time nutritionist.

Cleave’s experience as a physician convinced him that over consumption of sugar and processed carbohydrates was the root cause of diabetes, coronary disease, obesity, malabsorption, peptic ulcer, constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, E. coli infections, appendicitis, cholicystitis, pyelitis, diverticulitis, renal calculus, many skin conditions, and dental caries.4 This nutritional disease affected all the organs and systems, which were then diagnosed and named according to the organ or malfunction of that organ.

The cause is the modern diet, which is too rich in sugars and refined carbohydrates and too deficient in food containing its original fiber (ed. and it’s original nutrients). It is also deficient in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, relating it to pandeficiency disease. This diet typically relies on refined cereals devoid of their bran and germ such as white bread, polished rice, and a heavy intake of sugar averaging about 125 pounds per person each year.

Cleave did consider the role played by the deficiency of essential nutrient factors. He emphasized the excessive intake of sugar and the deficiency of fiber. In other words, he emphasized the value of whole foods. The massive evidence Cleave presented had little impact, except for a sudden interest in bran as if it were a drug especially designed for people with constipation.

Cleave did give his sailors bran, but he was much more concerned with the white flour they were eating. His message was clear: what was needed were the original whole grain cereals as in whole wheat and rice. Just adding bran only provided a partial answer. In 1972 Professor John Yudkin published his book Sweet and Dangerous5. He presented the evidence that proved sugars were the culprit. His work was ignored.

Ever since reading Cleave’s book many years ago, I have advised my patients to follow a sugar-free, refined carbohydrate-free diet. I think most of those who followed my advice have been grateful. There is nothing more pleasing than feeling good.

How could this one explanation account for such an amazing number of diseases? This is how: constipation is the main outcome of a diet deficient in fiber-rich foods, not in a simple deficiency of fiber. If it were a simple deficiency of fiber, one could eat fiber made from wood. This will certainly increase the fiber intake, but will do little for one’s health. Chronic constipation leads to the other diseases of the intestine. In South Africa, it was said you had be English to get appendicitis—the natives, who still ate high fiber foods, did not.

The remaining diseases come from high sugar intake. These are diabetes, coronary disease, and metabolic disease. Everyone knows that the major problem with modern foods is that they are too high in fat. But is this really true? When I said “everyone,” I was exaggerating; a few of us instead thought that too much sugar and not enough fiber-rich food were much more pathological.

But the sugar industry was more adept at deflecting blame from their source of revenue, and the meat and fat industries were a bit lax in fighting and followed the same idea. Reviewing the recent evidence, Challem concluded that high-protein diets, still very controversial but more popular then they were when they were highlighted by Robert Atkins, helped people lose weight, improve their blood sugar levels, and normalize blood lipids.6

Of three diets tested in Israel, the best results were obtained with the high-protein, high-fat diets. This included the levels of blood lipids. High cholesterol and high triglyceride levels do not come from high fat intake. They come from too much sugar. Again, stone-age diet advocates are vindicated.

The saccharine disease is also characterized by a deficiency in vitamins and minerals. The foods richest in these nutrients are not consumed. There is really no question about this, and it is well recognized by government as well as by the public. If governments concluded that diets were adequate they would not have mandated the addition of three vitamins and iron to white flour—and I would not have gotten my first job as a control chemist in a flour mill.

Vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacinamide, vitamin D, iodine, and calcium are some of the nutrients that enrich our foods. But the most striking was the eradication of pellagra in the United States within two years after the addition of niacinamide to white flour was mandated in 1942.

The Canadian government would not permit this. The American law was considered an adulteration (of flour) by Canada, except that it had to ship the enriched flour overseas to the allied troops and the Canadian Commissioner of Indian Affairs insisted that it be given to Canadian natives who used it to make bannock (flat bread).

The enrichment of flour was one of the most beneficial public health measures ever, not only in preventing physical disease but in preventing mental disease. Before enriched flour became available, up to one-third of admissions to mental hospitals in the Southeastern United States were pellagrins, who could not be differentiated from schizophrenia by clinical examination alone.
Pellagra—characterized by the four D’s: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and death—was gone.

In the whole history of psychiatry, there has never been a public health measure as effective. The addition of a few pennies’ worth of B3 to flour saved the United States and the rest of the world billions of dollars of disease-generated costs. The addition of folic acid to flour has done the same.

Abram Hoffer. Niacin: The Real Story: Learn about the Wonderful Healing Properties of Niacin (p. 96-99). Turner Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.

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Cheers

Joe

Can anyone remember “1984”? Big Brother knows best … Recent Public Health Triumphs?

 

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The Inner Struggle

Canada Day, 2020 … and our Neighbor’s Fourth of July … Ave Atque Vale

Rise_and_FallMore thinking.  Listening to “Dargaard, “Rise and Fall“, 2004,

Not a well known band. Not a popular theme with our current crop of “Brights”. After all, they know everything, see everything, and “understand” all the reality that matters. Right?

Well, Canada Day, last Wednesday, they (our Bright Masters) banned public fireworks displays and parades and such abominations in the name of “Social Distancing”.

And here in the Shire, in the heart of flyover country, we flipped them the bird and went ahead and had a parade anyway, and the best fireworks display I remember in years.

And today, the Fourth of July, we hear that the folks in California did essentially the same thing to their Masters. Who’d have figured Californians for growing some. so there are still a few folks around who haven’t  bent over to the Progressive tide washing away our civilization.  A number of legal rulings in recent years in the U.S. and Canada (by the “Supremes”)have come down on the side of the progressive meme that “Natural Law” no longer  applies to our “Society”, our “Civilization”.

Now we see some conflict in the enemy camp, as the LGBTQ faction claim no relationship with NAMBLA, and NAMBLA tries to claim membership in the LGBTQ “movement”.  But mostly we are drowning in BLM violence and hate. And the very people whose lives are supposed to matter are the greatest victims of their own violence, along with the highest abortion rate in the country … all supported by Democrats and Planned Parenthood. Yea, right … BLM … sure they do.

But, aside from the tragedy of BLM it IS somewhat amusing to see various tribes of Progressives trying to put distance between their claim to legitimacy and other tribes who are still “Beyond the Pale” and make them uncomfortable. What’s next? Marrying your sheep? And what about the 95% of the world population who are even more uncomfortable with the whole LGBTQ meme than the LGBTQ folks are uncomfortable with the NAMBLA meme?  What about us?

But we are still the “Polite Society”, unless of course we notice someone who disagrees with us and our current views on society and morality … then we become … well, not so nice. The silver lining in all of this is that “Anthropogenic Global Warming” has completely stopped being a thing … replaced by “Pandemic Hysteria” and face masks have replaced Blue-Boxes as the new badge of “Virtue Signaling.

What is “Civilization”? What is “Society”? O Canada, Our home and native land … the only thing left to history will be the fossil record … in Canada that will be “Fossilized Minds”. Ban Fossil Fools! What about our “cultural decline”? How do we stack up?

What were the habits and cultural trends when the Greeks sank into oblivion? When Rome sank into oblivion? When the Eastern Empire sank into oblivion? France? Wiemar? The mighty Soviet colossus? Just the first few that come to mind, the list is endless spanning all of history.

David Warren recently posted: “A platitude, widely circulated in my youth, held that “ideas have consequences.” It is true, after a fashion. It is especially true of stupid ideas. Already, half a century ago, in the universities I was determined to avoid (except their libraries, and interesting professors), it seemed to me that “Dullness” reigned. This is the goddess who presides over The Dunciad, of Alexander Pope. According to my diagnosis at the time, the intellectual life of Canada, at least, was governed by malice, borne of mediocrity, or worse — conveyed in a (sickeningly sweet) syrup medium of affected niceness. But was this ever not so?

Looking back, I see how I overestimated my own intelligence, and underestimated my arrogance. For I was, like many others, a willful child; just other-willed from most. Nonetheless, I was aware that a generation of American draft dodgers were infiltrating our schools, and linking up with our native “commies,” who likewise had no taste for learning. Rather their ideal of education was agitprop: not the thing itself, but protesting the thing.”

So Joe quotes from Alexander Pope:

“Religion blushing veils her sacred fires,
And unawares Morality expires.
Nor public flame, nor private, dares to shine;
Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine!
Lo! thy dread empire Chaos! is restored:
Light dies before thy uncreating word;
Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall,
And universal darkness buries all.

  • Book IV, line 649. The Dunciad, of Alexander Pope.

We Happy Few …

Happy Canada Day! Justin forbid that we might be speaking moistly!  Horrors!  A hundred people watching a Canada Day parade, the spectators outnumbered by the participants in the parade on main street although many others showed up later further down the route, all scattered down the parade route in little groups and knots of whispering families no group closer than 10 or twenty feet from each other, no candy being thrown from the parade floats, no screaming children running gaily around, where have they all gone?

What is to be done when the life goes out of a culture and a society, the idea of “natural law” ridiculed and abandoned; when appetites and passions rule and all civilized restraint is cast aside on the alter of self indulgence? Is there anything to be done to redeem or restore the wreckage as the slide into the pit of deviance and degradation continues at an ever increasing rate?

I think not.  There are no believers to uphold the right, the just, the moral.  There is dissension everywhere, eloquent wisdom of the jackals, pandering to a phalanx of followers and hangers on. A cloistered parenthesis of tawdry trepidation staring runny eyed into the infernal chasm of the banal. The kingdom of the Chestless, and the Dull.

Some interesting reading here”, and “here and “here“.

Looking upon the daily actions and proclamations, the daily supplications to this and that, some of us gain some wisdom but it is not the wisdom of the wise, not the wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age. All these must pass away, and come to nothing. looking back over the last four thousand years there is not one exception to this, regardless of how sure each generation was in their righteousness and power, “Look on my works ye mighty, and despair”.

No ruler or wise man in their generation understand this because they are blinded by their own brilliance and think”Of course, how could it be otherwise”?  Jealousy and Strife are rampant. Our ancestors only laid a foundation. We are the current work gang, the current builders. We decide how the structure grows or falls, and the Justices, the Supremes,  are anything but…

SatanThe image is a link.  Arrogance, pride and immorality, greed, rivalry, fraud, drunkenness, drugs, adultery, fornication, promiscuity, deviance, prostitution, gluttony, recourse to the courts, brother against brother, sister against sister, mother against father and father against mother, slavery, mutilation, bestiality, sacrifice and taxes, an endless list of human travail.

All of us are “knowledgeable” and our knowledge puffs us up with self importance, does not our knowledge invite us to hold forth about things about which we know nothing based on our perceived expertise in another area?  If anyone thinks he knows something he just has not yet realized that he knows nothing. It is what we don’t know we don’t know that bites us to death.

We easily follow dumb idols, wealth power, sex, self importance, self esteem, influence, possessions, standing in the community, what are our personal idols? I speak in poetry and wisdom  in honeyed tones. All shall LOVE ME and despair. All shall abide by my directions. I understand mysteries, I prophecy a future of comfort and plenty for all.

BUT … somewhere in here, in my daily Gedankenexperiment, my tunes changed to this …

Am I patient and kind?  Am I Jealous or boastful? Am I arrogant or rude? Do I insist on my own way? Do I rejoice at other’s experience of misfortune? Am I irritable and resentful? Do I bear inconvenient events and happenings with patience and good will? Do I give folks the benefit of the doubt? Am I cynical? Have I no hope? Thinking on how I live my life … there seems to be a large amount of room to be bitten by what I don’t know I don’t know. About the only thing that seems obvious is that we have seen all of this before, many many, times throughout history.

Rewriting history to hide the unpleasant truth doesn’t help one to avoid the consequences of our actions. We are history in the making.  What has come before doesn’t fill me with joy at our potential. Do you ever feel like you are a Centurion in the Ninth Legion, standing night watch, looking out over Hadrian’s Wall, the loneliest outpost of the empire, with a cold wet winter breeze rustling your hair in little puffs, and a chill runs down your back because you can’t see what is coming at you in the dark, and Rome is crumbling behind you?

“Happy Canada Day everyone!”, and “Happy Fourth if July”.

Cheers

Joe

 

 

 

 

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Good Sunday Morning …

I have been writing over the last few days … up to about 10,000 words already and nothing in it that sparks joy. Just an endless litany of the evil I see around me and in the media … it can get depressing as Hell and one can find oneself looking at a landscape of despair.

I decided there is only one rebuttal to all the endless river of evil, the endless invitation to give up and just go with the flow because, as I am told by relatives and sundry collaborators, there is nothing one can do about it. David Warren writes:

“… it seemed to me that “Dullness” reigned (and reigns today). This is the goddess who presides over The Dunciad, of Alexander Pope. According to my diagnosis at the time, the intellectual life of Canada, at least, was governed by malice, borne of mediocrity, or worse — conveyed in a (sickeningly sweet) syrup medium of affected niceness. But was this ever not so?”

And is it not even more so today all around us in our “polite society”? And worse, much, much worse, in “America The Beautiful” as I heard her called in my naive youth. Remember the Chicago Riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention? Over 50 years ago, now, and counting, a great American political party was murdered by its own children and closest friends.

And 50 years on we are now run by the murderers on both sides of the border. We have Pandemic and BLM and “Kill and destroy everyone who voices disagreement”. There are only allies of convenience and enemies. Friends no longer exist, brothers and sisters no longer speak with each other, and families have been shattered, abdicating all ties to embrace the current fear uncertainty and doubt. This is the end of the godless world of the father of lies.

I have one rebuttal to all this violent screaming hatred and murder … here’s another vision of reality … from Times Square, New York City – play it loud with good headphones :

Cheers

Joe

Semper Fidelis, Brothers and Sisters

Just a little rough patch, the only way is “underway”.

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Life in a small town, Politics and Economics

Year-End 2019-2020 – Reality Check …

“En Priere”, Bill Douglas, from the album “Kaleidoscope”, (1993)

Every year “Year-End” roles around again, that wonderful annual exercise that determines whether or not one is still in business or just digging a grave, and how much blood are the gentle people in the corner offices of government going to suck this year to buy the voters.

Well, what’s good about things?  June 27th 2020, woke up feeling refreshed and good about life in general. Good hot strong dark roast coffee, 3 cups. Aaahhh.  It’s cloudy but +16 Celsius, that’s 61 degrees in America. Wind is 0 kph, about 0 mph. A pretty nice morning by most accounts. So far, all the customers and staff are smiling and cheerful, and everything is working fine in the business.

The oldsters are back to chatting in front of the post office since we have started to relax the news media generated terror of the “Global Pandemic” sweeping the planet and helping to enforce the new draconian controls on personal freedom which everyone mostly is now accepting. The young Mums are back to pushing their strollers and or leading their flocks about their daily round of mail, grocery store, bank, and home for lunch.

And around here it has been pretty much the same for the last 100 years. Except that there are now a few masked faces and folks are not standing in tight friendly groups like they used to, but rather more or less stay 6 or 10 feet apart, the better to be tracked by the authorities through the “Location Services” on their ubiquitous cell phones of any make or model, and half the restaurants that folks used to use are now closed and shuttered. Will they come back? Who knows.

So we have a new layer of authorities telling other folks how they should live their lives, even though the regular folks are just too busy living and the assumption now is that we are no longer “all in this working together” … we ARE the herd, being “herded” by the terrorists generating megatons of “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt”, and that is so far, more or less. accepted by we “the masses”.

And every year the current Tyrant’s representatives come around to take their cut of the fruits of our labours, some places more, some places less, some places all. So we get to year end, and why the Tyrant takes so much (although not all). One late unlamented Tyrant, of not so recent memory, was recorded as remarking “The art of good governance is in squeezing the goose just hard enough to get all the eggs but not hard enough to kill it”. And we all remember how that worked for the Great Northern Magus, another old member of the elite establishment by the name of Trudeau. Remember “Fuddle Duddle”?  Remember the “National Energy Program”?  Remember “Petrocan”? The 80’s were such fun.

And of course they, our Golden Leaders, need money, lots of money, to give all the voters what they are told they want and of course you have to pay all those ministers, and deputies, and directors, and managers, and chiefs, and all the way down to Andre. I remember a picture of Andre, shoveling away in the bottom of the excavation for a broken sewer line, being supervised by about 8 others who obviously were higher up in the food chain … The caption read: “Layoffs coming, Andre better look out”.

So a little “Gedanken Experiment” is in order. A Gedankenexperiment, (German: “thought experiment“) was a term used by German-born physicist Albert Einstein to describe his unique approach of using conceptual rather than actual experiments in creating the theory of relativity. So here’s the scene, our Gedankenexperiment …

Picture a nice estate, the big back yard, A Porsche and a Bentley in the garage, there are rolling lawns and nice shade trees, and hedges and flowers, and it is always sunny and happy, and right in the middle of this chill paradise for beautiful people is a nice big swimming pool, full of beautiful, and some not so beautiful people for balance, all playing and splashing and throwing water up in the air and generally enjoying themselves at this great big happy pool party.

Now, every few minutes someone in a work-stained coverall with a bucket of water in each hand, comes out of a hole in the hedge and walks across the rolling lawn up to the pool and dumps the buckets into the pool and then walks quietly away back out the hole to … somewhere else … presumably where the hewers of wood and drawers of water, and bucket makers, and coverall makers live and work … anyway, you can see this idealic picture in your mind’s eye, right?

But you need a little more information to really see the picture for what it is. The big swimming pool is “the government”. The water everyone is throwing around is “taxes”. The beautiful people in the pool are all the people who draw their sustenance through the “process of governing”. The only folks in the picture who are actually “Makers” are the folks with the buckets in the coveralls, and they don’t count because they have to look after themselves. All the rest are “Takers”.

So when a Taker is literally swimming in the tax pool and all the waters are taxes that someone else put there, please explain how the swimmer is paying “taxes” when everything he/she does, has, believes, owns, breaths, eats, is totally dependent on something someone else made?  Those “someone else’s” called Makers. So explain again how “Everybody Pays”.

Now the “Takers” sincerely believe that they run the world and make everything possible … that they are doing “good” for others. They don’t even understand the Makers or what they do, because the Takers are doing “everything!”, right?  So, if the makers are a null set, and the takers are doing everything, then who exactly are they doing it for?

Cheers

Joe, Common Sense Lives! Viva la “Common Sense Revolution”

CSR

Again for the nit pickers, yea, it’s simplistic, so what? Simplistic truth trumps complicated BS every time.

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Developments In Personal Health … found a remarkable book …

Voyage, Bill Douglas, from album Kaleidoscope, 1993

I have found a remarkable book at a remarkable website.

Some of my followers and some of my readers are familiar with my personal health journey since January 2017 when I was 280 pounds, Diabetic, suffering from High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnia, and, apparently “Depression”. I knew I was having trouble sleeping, was tired all the time, and was just generally depressed about my health and about what “Modern Medicine” was offering me via advice regarding diet and Insulin and a generally downhill prognosis of decline, organ failure and eventual early death.

As posted previously, I started fasting in January 2017, for religious reasons … and imagine my surprise when that fasting turned into improving numbers on all measures of my various morbidities.

As I wrote then at the end of March 2017: “ … Dieting as an exercise in scriptural meditation … “the spirits of wickedness in the high places” is that just too pretentious? I actually don’t think so … wickedness in high places … affecting every aspect of every day in every way … Meanwhile, in the real world of every day …  blood sugar hovering around 7.0 – best since I was diagnosed 8 years ago. Weight down to 238 lbs. best in 8 years. BP down to 115/65 also good. Off all my meds, just taking vitamins, really, except for the cold we are struggling with we are feeling the best we have in years. Things are actually looking pretty good when we stay focused on the minutiae of the day“.

Since then I have fasted and nutritioned and vitamined myself into a place where I no longer have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnia, and even my mainstream family doctor after many blood tests and checkups, has finally acknowledged that I am not suffering from any of those previous diseases and it’s ok to stop my meds – which I had already done since early 2018.

Things continue to improve and I recently discovered NIACINE. Now taking 3 grams a day along with 5 to 10 grams of Vitamine C to “bowel tolerance” as the medical expression goes. Ain’t no sign of COVID around here.

Anyway, without further delay I am going to quote directly from the FORWARD to this great book, This FORWARD is written by — ATSUO YANAGISAWA, MD, PhD President, International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

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Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, FACC,

HEALTH IS UNDENIABLY A REQUIREMENT for our happiness, as well as for our family, friends, and children of the coming generation, yet I consider this era to be the most difficult time in history to maintain our health. In the past, we had a hope that all diseases would disappear with advancements in medicine.

It turns out that we are seeing increases in the number of patients with stroke, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, allergic diseases, psychiatric diseases, and various other health issues. We live in an environment stressed by pollution, poisonous food additives, and low-nutrition junk foods. This environment puts our health in jeopardy and vulnerable to various chronic diseases.

As scientists and journalists confirm, the number of sick people should decrease if medicine has really evolved as much as we are told. The unfortunate fact is that modern standard medicine, which centers on pharmacotherapy, has difficulty treating, let alone curing, chronic diseases; it may even create new diseases due to adverse effects of conventional treatments. Healthcare professionals and the public are becoming aware of the limits of standard medicine.

Orthomolecular medicine can surpass these limits and bring hope to the future by providing what is really good for people’s physical and mental health. Orthomolecular medicine prevents and treats diseases by providing optimal amounts of substances that are natural to the body. This means that we can prevent and treat illness and maintain ideal health through proper diet with the supplemental addition of vitamins, minerals, essential fats, and amino acids.

Orthomolecular medicine has been proven to be effective, with considerable medical evidence from the leaders and pioneers, including Dr. Abram Hoffer and Dr. Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize winner. Orthomolecular medicine provides effective treatments without adverse effects, unlike synthetic medicine, by enhancing the body’s natural healing power to fight chronic diseases.

Our colleagues and other healthcare professionals have successfully treated thousands of patients with chronic diseases utilizing orthomolecular medicine and nutritional therapy. Nutritional therapy should be the first choice for treatment and prevention of diseases. We should choose standard medicine only when nutritional treatment has proven ineffective, because it is a doctor’s duty to choose a safe treatment with the least adverse effects.

Nutritional treatment has evolved in the long history of humankind, proving its safety and effectiveness. Orthomolecular medicine has been established as a scientific way of treatment. Our second choice—the standard treatment—uses pharmaceutical drugs as the lead option. The reason for its placement as the second choice is that tens of millions of people suffer every year from the adverse effects of drugs, and hundreds of thousands are dying from them.

This simple fact is surely enough for us to realize that our first choice should be nutritional treatment. Unfortunately, it has become the norm in the last 20 to 30 years for doctors and patients to choose drugs as soon as they spot a disease. What we consider as a “dangerous drug” is their first choice. Behind this trend are the pharmaceutical giants, who grow rich from people choosing the dangerous products. Magazines, newspapers, and television do not seem to hesitate when advertising the drugs that may be harmful for the patients.

We have to give a cautious look at how we treat diseases, and take a lead in spreading the safe way of medicine with nutritional treatment. For that purpose, Dr. Andrew W. Saul has compiled The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease. Dr. Saul is an educator on orthomolecular medicine for doctors, as well as an evangelist to enlighten the public with the excellence of nutritional treatment. He has made a global contribution by establishing www.DoctorYourself.com where the correct medical information is communicated.

He has long served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, and also as the editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. The International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM) chose him as an inductee for Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2013 for his contribution to the field for many years.

I, as the president of ISOM, deeply appreciate his friendship and support as a great advisor. Dr. Saul has reviewed numerous studies by nutritional pioneers published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, and other publications. In editing this book, he has carefully chosen papers and reviews written by 65 experts.

Part One of this book focuses on orthomolecular medicine’s history, philosophy, and logic; Part Two introduces pioneers who established the field of orthomolecular medicine; and Part Three discusses treatment for chronic diseases. Numerous discoveries and new evidence have driven the evolution of orthomolecular medicine.

One recent example is high-dose vitamin C treatment of health issues related to radioactive contamination from the March 2011 accident in the Fukushima nuclear plant in my native Japan. Orthomolecular medicine, as you will read in this book, can be considered as the most effective tool in defending our bodies from radiation. As the president of ISOM, representing 23 organizations from 20 nations around the globe, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Saul for publishing this remarkable book, The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease.

The book brilliantly and successfully captures what we need to know about orthomolecular medicine now. Its information should be viewed as a comprehensive seminal standard that has been long awaited by healthcare professionals worldwide who practice, or are planning to practice, orthomolecular medicine and nutrition.

Dr. Andrew Saul

We know that there are doctors and scholars who have skepticism towards this field of medicine. This book will convey the scientific truth about orthomolecular medicine that will remove their suspicion. Orthomolecular medicine is a science, philosophy, and an art that is beneficial to people’s physical and mental health.

I truly believe that this book will contribute to save many people who are suffering from chronic diseases, by encouraging the world to know what good orthomolecular medicine can do for their health.”

Andrew W. Saul PH.D.,  the complete FORWARD fromOrthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition. Turner Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.

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The real gut proof of the validity of Dr. Saul’s importance is that the Wickedpedia is making it as difficult as possible to find any reference to him.

As far as the Wickedpedia is concerned “Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name.” and  “The page “Andrew Saul (nutrition)” does not exist.”, just check out the garbage returned at : https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=Andrew+Saul+%28nutrition%29&title=Special%3ASearch&fulltext=1&ns0=1

You absolutely know it must be truth with a capital T TRUTH … if the Wickedpedia is going to such lengths to hide information about Dr. Andrew W. Saul. For my friends and readers, just check out http://www.doctoryourself.com/, for the rest of the world, you may as well go visit the Karens on Facebook.

Cheers

Joe

experts

Who Ya Gonna Call?  When it comes to personal health I am not much a fan of Karen on Facebook … or any other established authority for that matter … just follow the money and look at their track record.

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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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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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