20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. — Luke 21
People don’t become Manson or Capone all in a day. It takes years of dedication to become sh** like that. So, those who pushed Russian collusion, “fine people”, Russian Bounties and Jan 6 “insurrection” weren’t just starting in the world of lies: they’d been in for ages.
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) April 20, 2021
Lost on Mars — You are a colonist on Mars. You have left behind your country, and your kindred, and your father’s house, to go scrape an existence out of the thin infertile regolith of the fourth rock from the Sun. You will live the rest of your life maintaining an assembly-line routine of actions that, along with those of your crewmates, will slowly turn the red around you green. You will die here. Your body will be used for fertilizer. Musk paid off your college debt. You will miss your sister’s wedding and your mother’s funeral. You will not have children: Cosmic radiation, hardly blocked by the planet’s scant atmosphere, causes each rare impregnation to swiftly end in miscarriage, and many crewmembers are now as sterile as the Martian surface. Is it worth it?
This is an Age of Faith, and there are so many militant creeds that, in self defence, one has to formulate a creed of one’s own. Tolerance, good temper, and sympathy are no longer enough in a world where ignorance rules, and Science, which ought to have ruled, plays the pimp. Tolerance, good temper, and sympathy — they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long. — E. M. Forster –
Sure the American family is flying apart, and black are still burning down American cities 50 years on, but at the same time we can take real satisfaction in knowing we’ve done the right thing about the important things: liberating women and minorities
— HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) April 19, 2021
The City and the Stars | Here was the end of an evolution almost as long as Man’s. Its beginnings were lost in the mists of the Dawn Ages when humanity had first learned the use of power and sent its noisy engines clanking about the world. Steam, water, wind-all had been harnessed for a little while and then abandoned. For centuries the energy of matter had run the world until it too had been superseded, and with each change, the old machines were forgotten and new ones took their place. Very slowly, over thousands of years, the ideal of the perfect machine was approached—that ideal which had once been a dream, then a distant prospect, and at last reality: No machine may contain any moving parts. Here was the ultimate expression of that ideal. Its achievement had taken Man perhaps a hundred million years, and in the moment of his triumph, he had turned his back upon the machine forever. It had reached finality and thenceforth could sustain itself eternally while serving him.
Only in America can a person born into a poor family become one of the highest paid athletes in the world, call for violence on a cop who saved a girls life, suffer no consequences for it and then call the country that enabled him to do it all inherently racist.
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) April 22, 2021
— DBA (@otwittledede) April 22, 2021
The Last Survivor TikTok account is claiming to be a man stuck in 2027 Other unanswered questions are how are there footprints in the sand on the beach? How are there ships on the water if there are no humans? Why are the cars so clean!? Javier has since claimed that everything he sees is still in 2021 but he is in 2027. He said: “I want to clarify that I am in 2027 but everything I see and where it is stayed in 2021. I think I woke up in 2027 as a parallel reality. And I just remembered my name.” Huh?
Sensing Online: The Revolutionary Truth of the new Biden administration Grow government: It’s what they do. It’s really all they do. And note author James Freeman’s sentence that this speech contradicts “the message of the Biden presidential campaign.” Of course, but so what?
Update, Feb. 6: Massachusetts’ undersecretary for climate change, Charlie Baker, said it’s time to put the screws to ordinary people to break their will: “So let me say that again, 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person across the street, the senior on fixed income, right ¦ there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts to point the finger at, to turn the screws on, and you know, to break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will. Right, I can’t even say that publicly.” Every government climate bureaucrat is at heart simply a dictator.
HEMORRHOIDS AND COMMUNISM | Marx. It is not just hemorrhoids that may have changed world history. I knew that Karl Marx was afflicted with painful “boils” during his lifetime but I did not connect such an affliction with communism. I see the possible connection now. Mason reports that medical historian Sam Schuster wrote in the British Journal of Dermatology in 2007 that there was credible evidence that Karl Marx suffered from a skin disease that can create a severe psychological disorder, one that can foster feelings of exploitation and alienation. Schuster the researcher theorizes that Marx’s affliction could very likely have given a significant push to the direction Marx took which led to his invention of the theory that underpins communism.
‘Despite the fact that they tell themselves that they’re trying to help you “come to your senses” or “see the truth,” or “trust the Science,” they are not. They are cultists, desperately trying to get you to conform to their paranoid beliefs …’ https://t.co/EcawPh8voT
— Consent Factory (@consent_factory) April 21, 2021
Resurrection Aesthetic – The American MindThe Renaissance marked a second wind of secondarity, classical magnanimity rediscovered by a humble people, close to the earth, aware of a suffering God. Teetering on the edge of an era, living amid the dying light of the Medieval world as the sun of modernity began to rise, they dug deep into the deposit of European history and exhumed the spirit of a forgotten age… We too live on a cusp between ages, between the faded modern world and whatever lies ahead. Let us develop the courage to imitate the humility of those who came before us. Let us recover the shameless dignity that will allow us to see clearly.
Among the vast natural resources of our country, stupidity is one of the most common. And here, ladies and gentlemen, we have found the motherlode. https://t.co/KwFQCaU1O8
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 23, 2021
The Sovereign Professional | Thoughts on staying sane as an independent professional in a world of chaos and entitlement. A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his magnificent other, who takes him for granite.
I always found it difficult to fathom how a man who spied on his own nation’s Senate, and droned attacked people based solely on a profile of age, ethnicity, religion and his own hunch would not crawl into a hole, rather than troll other nations about their moral failings. https://t.co/PZIpWmq35w
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) April 28, 2021
It is probably the hugest disclosure of falsity in human things that was ever at one time made. These reverend Dignitaries that sat amid their far-shining symbols and long-sounding long-admitted professions, were mere Impostors, then? Not a true thing they were doing, but a false thing. The story they told men was a cunningly-devised fable; the gospels they preached to them were not an account of man’s real position in this world, but an incoherent fabrication, of dead ghosts and unborn shadows, of traditions, cants, indolences, cowardices, falsity of falsities, which at last ceases to stick together. Wilfully and against their will, these high units of mankind were cheats, then; and the low millions who believed in them were dupes, kind of inverse cheats, too, or they would not have believed in them so long. A universal Bankruptcy of Imposture; that may be the brief definition of it.
Bird On The Wire by Leonard Cohen – Speaking of this song in a 1993 interview with Song Talk, Cohen explained: “It was begun in Greece because there were no wires on the island where I was living to a certain moment. There were no telephone wires. There were no telephones. There was no electricity. So at a certain point they put in these telephone poles, and you wouldn’t notice them now, but when they first went up, it was about all I did – stare out the window at these telephone wires and think how civilization had caught up with me and I wasn’t going to be able to escape after all. I wasn’t going to be able to live this 11th-century life that I thought I had found for myself. So that was the beginning.
Then, of course, I noticed that birds came to the wires and that was how that song began. ‘Like a drunk in a midnight choir,’ that’s also set on the island. Where drinkers, me included, would come up the stairs. There was great tolerance among the people for that because it could be in the middle of the night. You’d see three guys with their arms around each other, stumbling up the stairs and singing these impeccable thirds. So that image came from the island: ‘Like a drunk in a midnight choir.'”