Life is pretty intense. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune are stupendious! Listening to the tune ‘Return to innocence’ by Enigma I was thinking about How life is for us frail creatures, Naked and exposed to reality as we are. I was thinking Why did God make it/ allow it to go this way, and wondered to myself that If God Offered to change the world to the way I think it ought to be… would I accept his offer? And what would be the result of life in ‘Tims perfect world’? I then realised that the wise course would be to decline the offer and have Faith that God actually knows what he is doing … that no matter what I might think, He knows better than I. The truth is all our values are baced upon reality as it is. Ie they are based upon our finite lifespan, Our Moral dilemmas which we must navigate, etc and it is by these seaming problems and weaknesses that we see life and Human individuals as precious… that every minute ought to be treasured and put to Good purpose. Thus I realise all the Bleating by unbelievers against the way this world functions are but childish and vain. They act as if they are wiser and more moral than the Almighty and that he stands convicted of Sin in *Their court*. Could there be anything more vain? The world is such that Greatness is required. Having a vision. Keeping Faith in what is right…and stepping up… when everyone else steps back … in the face of adversity. This is the High road… Steep and perilous, walked only by the lovers of good, and the brave of heart. The Low road is for the slothful and wicked, The hipocrites and the lovers of darkness and oppression. I disagree with Voltaire’s argument that this is “The best of all possible Worlds” yet still trust that God knows what he is doing by allowing sin and the curse to run its course. Amen.
Norweigian Gunman Anders Breivik: Claimed to be a Christian… A modern day ‘Knights Templar’. He is in fact simply a hateful bigot and self obsessed Glory seeker. A murdering Bastard.
The declaration that Norwegian Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is insane…. is a moral outrage.
“many Norwegians are surprised at how experts reached a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia when there is no doubt that Breivik carefully planned and carried out the attacks with precision and determination. His 1,500-page manifesto is another sign of a detailed action plan to rid Norway and the world of Muslims and “cultural Marxists”.
I think they have good reason to suspect this Diagnosis as being a travesty, for while I admit Insanity can play a major factor in the perpetration of heinous actions, Breivik did not hear voices, did not wear womans clothes, or think that his victims were really alien beings… ie He displayed no obvious signs of madness. Like Adolf Hitler he actually displayed Diabolical cunning and calculation, and was motivated by bigoted hatred . This diagnosis is in fact a moral outrage because by declaring him insane they actually absolve him of moral culpability! The Legal definition of Criminal insanity is …
“A mental defect or disease that makes it impossible for a person to understand the wrongfulness of his acts or, even if he understands them, to ditinguish right from wrong. Defendants who are criminally insane cannot be convicted of a crime, since criminal conduct involves the conscious intent to do wrong — a choice that the criminally insane cannot meaningfully make.” Criminal Insanity – Law Definition
I question the validity of such ‘professional opinions’ for yet another fundamental reason. Psychology is yet another branch of the sciences which has become contaminated with Pseudo scientific doctrines of Materialism and the theory of evolution.
I wonder if we really ought to be surprised by this travesty as our Post-Christian era Modern Psychology has become a morally sterilizing world veiw and thus many psychologists are incapable of reaching a conclusion that Breivik is not insane, but a deluded fool who having embraced fanatically Evil ideals and being motivated by a consuming vanity that lusts for personal fame and glory above all things was prepared to coolly commit horrendous acts of violence.
As a Rational Christian Theist I say He is Evil…morally culpable and deserving of severe punishment , yet the word Evil is not in the Evolutionary Psychologists vocabulary. For the evolutionist no Moral distinctions are valid. They believe his genes and his environment compelled him to act as he did… they think he had no choice in the matter. In modern psychological terms he is not ‘a sinner’, but a dysfunctional robot… his actions were the result of his DNA. They say he has bad genes.
Excerpts from the following article say it all!
http://www.physorg.com/news186830615.html Free will is an illusion, biologist says
March 3, 2010 By Lisa Zyga
Quote: (PhysOrg.com) — When biologist Anthony Cashmore claims that the concept of free will is an illusion, he’s not breaking any new ground. At least as far back as the ancient Greeks, people have wondered how humans seem to have the ability to make their own personal decisions in a manner lacking any causal component other than their desire to “will” something. But Cashmore, Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, says that many biologists today still cling to the idea of free will, and reject the idea that we are simply conscious machines, completely controlled by a combination of our chemistry and external environmental forces.
To put it simply, free will just doesn’t fit with how the physical world works.
In a recent study, Cashmore has argued that a belief in free will is akin to religious beliefs, since neither complies with the laws of the physical world. One of the basic premises of biology and biochemistry is that biological systems are nothing more than a bag of chemicals that obey chemical and physical laws. Generally, we have no problem with the “bag of chemicals” notion when it comes to bacteria, plants, and similar entities. So why is it so difficult to say the same about humans or other “higher level” species, when we’re all governed by the same laws?
Can’t Be Held Responsible
Perhaps the most obvious impact of this paradigm shift will be on our judicial system, in which the notions of free will and responsibility form an integral component. Currently, in order to be found guilty, a criminal must be considered responsible for his actions; otherwise, he can be found not guilty by reason of insanity. Cashmore disagrees with these rules, noting that psychiatric research is finding its way more and more into the courts and causing time-wasting debates. (For example, is alcoholism a disease? Are sex crimes an addiction?)
“Where is the logic in debating an individual’s level of responsibility, when the reality is that none of us are biologically responsible for our actions?” he said.
*ANYONE DOUBTING MY LINE OF REASONING IN THIS BLOGPOST MUST READ THAT ARTICLE IN FULL. IT ABSOLUTELY VALIDATES ME. IT EVEN DISCUSSES THE IMPLICATIONS OF MATERIALIST DETERMINISM FOR COURTS AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM*
Materialist Atheists believe We are mere robots… not freewill moral agents
Following on from this the modern Evolutionary psychologists have swallowed the atheist premise that all morality, all Law, and every code of ethics are all merely culturally relative, and so are not real…not binding, and thus Materialism renders even the notion of Justice… of Evil actions demanding moral retribution… *punishment* to be false. To them such reasoning is merely a mythical construct of Christian theism… mere convention invented to justify natural Human feelings for revenge, and to compel individuals to obey the social order. Thus in Evolutionary thought ‘Justice is just another myth used to control the masses.
What they believe is in the cold materialist reality, the actions of Breivik no more demand punishment than Good acts of Charity or heroism deserve reward. In Their imaginary Godless universe there are no such distinctions to be made. The habit we have of making such judgments, they believe is simply self delusion. (Yet I bet such Amoral Quacks would bawk the roof down if they were to be locked in prison for no apparent reason…’They would insist such an incarceration would be unjust! They would quickly expose themselves to be Hypocrites. And such Hypocrisy is quite the norm for such Darwinist thinkers. Even Richard Dawkins claims to be a good person…though he does not believe in morality!
Thus it is that they have declared Brevik Insane and as such there exists the possibility that Breivik could be released back into the community!
“Breivik could legally be freed if declared healthy. “If he is not psychotic and does not pose a danger to society, then his sentence cannot be upheld,” prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh told the news conference.”
The very firstborn Human being Kills his own brother. This reveals the Nature of man as a race of Fallen beings… Kind after our kind… the children of Sinful Adam and Eve.
Now As a Christian I believe in Objective morality. I believe that most Human beings have free will, and as such are responsible for their choices and actions. And that some actions are morally good and worthy of praise, while others are evil and worthy of judgment and punishment. I believe God created Man and gave him his life and liberty, and that to deprive him of his life is to take from him what God has given him and is therefore evil …and demands punishment. These concepts of moral action, culpability, justice etc all stem from the Judeo- Christian theology. The Bible explains why people like Hitler and Breivik exist in the world, and even why we ourselves have committed actions which we know to be evil. I say that our own conscious knowledge of our own sinful actions, and the testimony of the evil actions of other people like Breivik and Hitler testifies to the truthfulness of the Bible, that Mankind is a fallen race in desperate need of Salvation and forgiveness of God Almighty. Relatives of The victims of this mass murder may question the existence of A loving Good God, yet in Reality the Mass murder actually proves the Bible story and its doctrine relating to the sin nature of Mankind to be 100% accurate. What more it says God will judge. Sometimes it seems that Evil prevails, and mass murderers get away Scott free. Yet The Bible is clear that God will hold every man accountable for their Deeds.
We all are born into the world innocent Babes. Why do some children grow up to become Tyrants like Hitler or mass killers like Breikev? The One universal trait of humanity is… “There is none righteous, no not one; For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Our own self knowledge of guilt testifies to the truthfulness of the Bible. To attempt to rid yourself of guilt by denying the validity of the Bible is to wallow in self delusion.
From where does mans depravity originate? Why do we pervert everything we touch? Why did the Romans enjoy watching Christians being fed to the lions? Tis the Sin Nature of Mankind, a consequence of the Fall of Adam and Eve.
Doubt the depravity of Mankind and the validity of the doctrine of original sin? What mountain of evidence is it going to take to convince you? Parents murder their children by putting them into washing machines!
Christian Theism is Dualistic The Body is Material and obeys the laws of physics, yet Man received his ‘Spirit’, his life force, and mind directly from The great Spirit God Almighty and as such Man is a dualistic being part physical, and part spiritual.
As physical and genetic beings a portion of our being is enslaved to the Laws of physics and chemistry, and thus we have ‘natural urges’ such as hunger, and Sexual desires, etc yet as a Rational Moral agent God declares that our minds ought to rule over our bodies, and thus we must take care how we go about fulfilling our physical desires and passions, esp in the light of the doctrine of Original sin, which says that our fleshly lusts attempt to rule over our minds and to circumvent morality in the fulfillment of our passions.
History is filled with the tragic stories of Great Men whom have Fallen from their Heights of Glory because they were not in command of their own lusts and desires, and if we are honest we will admit to having first hand experience of being slaves to our own passions in full knowledge that we were committing evil acts (Such as adultery, thefts, violence, etc). Indeed the honest man will admit that though their spirit is willing, their flesh is weak and that we are in constant need of Gods mercy. We humble ourselves and confess our need of Christ, and express thanksgiving for God’s longsuffering and Grace. And the knowledge of our own weaknesses and guilt ought to temper our judgment of others and make us more compassionate. Knowing the Sin Nature of Humanity we ought to be ceaseless in preaching the Gospel of Grace, because we know how desperately our friends, neighbors and family need Salvation… even if they are oblivious to their own spiritual condition.
Married Man President Bill Clinton was impeached because he could not keep his dick in his pants!
Tiger Woods marrage ended and he Lost millions in sponsorship revenue because he was a slave to his Penis.
Even The Man After God’s own heart…. King David Committed murder so that he could claim the wife of one of his most loyal and righteous servants.
In their desire to impose their amorality upon reality the Atheists fly in the face of Objective reality. The Bible holds Men and woman fully responcible for their own choices and insists marrages maintain their fidelity voluntarily. The Atheist premises are so absurd that I do not know why they would bother to use words like ‘No’. According to their theory We have no choice but to act however we are compelled by the atoms of which we are assembled. Thus an atheist would expect their wife to accecpt any unfaithfulness on their part was not a betrayal and that they are blameless… that they are victems… Slaves to their DNA and that they were compelled ‘by nature’ to shag their secretary…!
Do You see how the very Fabric of Civilisation is undermined by the wicked foolishness of Atheist Materialism? Do you see that The sacredness of Marrage is being destroyed along with all morality?
“Im sorry my Dear I had no choice… I was compelled to bang Miss Honeypot…. 127 times. You understand dont you?”
“There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to Man. but God is faithful, and will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also provide a way of escape that ye may be able to bear it”. St Paul.
“Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh” St Paul.
“Lord! Leadeth me not into temptation! Deliver me from evil!” Tim Wikiriwhi.
We have no choice but to plummet, should we step off a cliff, yet we do have the choice not to be unfaithful to our wives, we have a choice rather to die than betray our country or Ideals. Even if we are adrift at sea we can choose death rather than to murder and cannibalize our fellow castaways. This demonstrates that Moral choices are sometimes easy and sometimes very hard…yet they are still choices none-the-less.
The bible is 100% accurate both genetically and psychologically. It’s a scientific fact that all Humanity are one race, the descendants of one original pair, and morally and psychologically speaking… we are all sinful… kind after its kind …the children of Fallen Adam and Eve. The explanatory power of the Book of Genesis stands like an immovable mountain! It makes the Materialist theories of evolution look absurd.
From the denial of Freewill by materialists shows how circular their logic is. They first deny the existence of every and anything which does not fit their small minded world view… and then declare ‘ Science has proven Materialism is true!
They say the Fact that Biological Organisms appear designed is an illusion.
They say our sence of free will is an illusion… Etc!
They are blind to the fact that by choosing to believe in materialism they are making a freewill choice based upon their own prejudices and that all this talk of scientific rigor is just hot air!
Can their be anything more absurd than Dawkins offering ‘Freethinkers awards to atheist Materialists whom actually believe Free thinking is impossible!
What a crock!!! Dawkins thinks anyone who agrees with himself is a ‘Scientific’ ‘freethinker’ and that anyone who disagree with him is a slave to primitive superstition… *PATHETIC!*
The absurdity of the materialist position seems to be without bounds. When you consider such things as Surrealist art. Dont such paintings prove the Liberty of the artists to soar via the limitless of imagination?
Update: Upon further investigation I found reports that Psychiatrists have extremely high rates of Suiside, of Criminal Sexual deviance,
Check out this article...'The dangers of the Psychiatrists couch'
And Look at this quote from the American Journal of Psychiatry (2004) They reported the following:
“ Religiously unaffiliated subjects had significantly more lifetime suicide attempts and more first-degree relatives who committed suicide than subjects who endorsed a religious affiliation. Unaffiliated subjects were younger, less often married, less often had children, and had less contact with family members. Furthermore, subjects with no religious affiliation perceived fewer reasons for living, particularly fewer moral objections to suicide. In terms of clinical characteristics, religiously unaffiliated subjects had more lifetime impulsivity, aggression, and past substance use disorder. No differences in the level of subjective and objective depression, hopelessness, or stressful life events were found. "
That is an interesting article/ link. Amoung other other things it says.... "The atheist population does less charitable works and volunteering per capita than the theist population (see: Atheism and uncharitableness)."
"Concerning suicide rates, this is the one indicator of societal health in which religious nations fare much better than secular nations. According to the 2003 World Health Organization's report on international male suicides rates (which compared 100 countries), of the top ten nations with the highest male suicide rates, all but one (Sri Lanka) are strongly irreligious nations with high levels of atheism. It is interesting to note, however, that of the top remaining nine nations leading the world in male suicide rates, all are former Soviet/Communist nations, such as Belarus, Ukraine, and Latvia. Of the bottom ten nations with the lowest male suicide rates, all are highly religious nations with statistically insignificant levels of organic atheism."
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We are not Robots Ayn Rand. We are Moral Agents.
Life is tuff. And the response of many to the ongoing battle is ‘Get Hard!’ Now there is a lot of merit to that way of thinking. It is a heroic notion, and much better than wallowing in victimism and self-pity, yet it can also render a person cold and indifferent.
It can seer the conscience. It can be an armour plate. A Wall.
Now walls can be good at keeping trouble out, yet they can also keep you trapped within, and like lunatics trapped in an asylum, your Madness, your regrets, your Demons, are also trapped inside with you. A wall cannot give serenity. For that We need answers. Powerful answers. We need to have a shining Light in our lives. We need understanding and hope.
In todays ‘Post Christian era’, many People don’t believe hope is possible. Many people are suicidal. Many think the best that can be ‘hoped for’ is to spend the fleeting hours in pursuit of temporal pleasures, with little scruple on how they get their fix. ‘It’s a dog eat dog world’ they say. ‘Better to be a hammer than a nail’… a wolf than a Lamb. Believing this turns people into cold calculating predators and users, whom existing as slaves of their own lusts and envy, live in such an amoral manor that they become purpetrators and propigators of the very evils and misery in the world which makes life so hard to bear.
This is why I am writing this message. As a contemporary of this era, I myself have grown up steeped in this world view. I have tasted it. I have lived it, tested it, and by the grace of God I have survived it… so far. It has profoundly shaped the person that I have become. I carry about me the scares of Battle, the pain, and the perversions of a life lived as a selfish sinner among sinners. Yet I have seen the light my friends, and it is this enlightenment of the soul which I wish to share with you today. I wish to show you how it is possible to tear down the wall and live a life of victory, facing the world with your head held high… and most of all… with self esteem and real hope.
Many people wont like me using the terms ‘soul’ or ‘sinner’. They have been taught that such terms are ‘religious bunk’. I want to remove the scales from your eyes and for you to receive Sight! I want you to become an objective thinker. I want you to save yourself from self delusion. I want you to recover yourself from the snares of the Devil.
I want to declare to you that your anti-religious mindset is a product of modern indoctrination, and a heinous delusion, the myth that ‘Science has killed off God’. That is not ‘realism’, but a monumental delusion my friends, built upon a pile of false premises and mountains of Pseudo-science. In the following months I will take a pick to these, and hack them down, and cut a path trough to reveal a fantastic reality that can forever alter your perception. Dare you but open your eyes and Look. It infuses a dead reality with life, value, and meaning. *That is what is at stake* That is what the atheist materialist delusion has robbed from you. Surely the high stakes involved… seeing the consequences our personal world views… *our religion* has upon our lives makes consideration of what I say worth the effort.
*Atheism is a religion*… a very short sighted one at that.
I want you to open your mind up to Objectivity in yet another way. Understand that while Atheism robs its victim of all hope, of all value, of all meaning, it does offer one thing many people find irresistibly appealing… It removes Objective morality and thereby removes Moral obligations, and moral guilt. You don’t have to be a philosopher or a psychologist to understand how this ‘escapism’ has a powerful and addictive quality to us. To live a guilt free life… to have a conscience ‘as light as a feather’ is so powerful a desire that Millions of people are prepared to sacrifice objective reality, all humanity, and all value, to maintain the delusion. They become consumed with hatred against those whom suggest to them that there is an Objective Morality which is over and above humanity, by which they ought to live, and by which they will ultimately be judged. They decry such a belief in Moral reality as ‘Slavery’… as controlling lies etc. Thus they seek to render reality nihilistic, and mankind to be merely beasts, so that they may wallow in their own lusts and depravity. ( Maynard James Kennan )
If theistic religion is the opiate of the Masses, then Atheistic religion is Crack Cocaine!
It is here that I appeal to you to ‘wake up’ to the fact that your denial of Objective morality is nothing more than a whimsical self delusion… an escape from reality. Reality is Tuff for human beings. Reality is grim. It is difficult to live honourably. It is hard work to live by the sweat of our own brows, and it takes a powerful integrity to be able to admit to ourselves that sometimes we do things that are really morally wrong. That we are in fact *sinners.* . This may be distasteful, yet it is an objective fact and therefore a vital reality to grasp. You see being objective means having the ability to accept truths, even when they place ourselves under condemnation. Even when to admit their truthfulness, is to accept guilt.
It is here that I appeal to you to wake up the fact that the very best Ethics of the Western civilization are founded upon the Book of Genesis and the Bible. Such things as religious Liberty, inalienable rights, equality before the Law, Self responsibility, Free speech, The pursuit of your own happiness, etc, and that the very worst oppressions and dependencies we suffer today are a result of the corrosion of theistic values, via the subversion of the atheist materialist worldview inherited from Marx, Darwin, Mill, etc. (These are bold and sweeping ‘general’ claims which I shall do my best to elaborate in the coming months.)
I am asserting that most atheists whom claim themselves to be ‘Good people’, are living in self-contradiction. Many assume they can hold many ‘Christian values’ yet without the theistic underpinnings. ( Maynard James Keenen… though extremely deluded, is still a far more ‘honest’ atheist than most and in fact if Jesus Christ was a fraud, Maynard James Keenan would be a mighty prophet of truth… instead of the deranged fool that he is!)
Now The bible tells us That God created Mankind in his own image, and gave him a rational mind and freewill, yet that Mankind choose to forsake God, and to commit evil, and that this resulted in God passing a death sentence and hiding himself from us. The Bible says that we are members of a fallen race… lost in sin.
As an Atheist evolutionist this worldview was so Alien to me that it was beyond belief. Yet as Providence would have it I encountered some Christians, and I entered into dialogue with them… actually listening to what they had to say… and nobody was more shocked than I, the day that I realized their Theistic World view made perfect sense! ‘It was a Revelation! The explanatory power of that short paragraph above this one is massive! It can explain the whole of human history…but for one thing. The loving grace and interventions of God for the Salvation of mankind. It is in this context that that the historical advent of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and Resurrection all make perfect sense.
And this is where the Hope, the value, and the meaning of life is to be found! For sin, judgment, and death are only half of the truth…grim reality. The glorious and life affirming revelation is that though we are sinners and stand in moral condemnation, God loves us, wants to forgive us, and desires to restore fellowship with us. He wants us to understand that he created us for a purpose, and for us to Live in the knowledge that our actions do have ‘moral weight’…that there really is Good reason to be Good, and that evil truly is evil, and that these distinctions are objectively true, they are not mere human conventions, not illusory.
I cannot adequately express how infinitely massive are the ramifications of grasping the reality that The Bible is *the truth*. The Bible says “Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness”. The whole Bible is about bringing individuals to grasp Gods reality…and thereby discover what they are themselves, and what is going on in this world. It is to reveal the truth, and to germinate faith and hope. The Bible Story is a message to save ‘the lost’. This is the beginning of a new life, in a universe of meaning and value.
I will leave you with some words from the Apostle of Gods grace unto us Gentiles, St Paul…
“ There is none righteous, no not one. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But God commendeth his love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Faith commeth by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. For by grace are ye saved, through faith. And that not of yourselves; it is the Gift of God lest any man should boast. Beware lest any Man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily…. And you being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the newmoon, or of the Sabbath days….Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. [of the Law]
The Late George Carlin… Rabid atheist and Iconoclast tells you honestly what Atheism really means… The end of all value and morality. He would laugh in Ayn Rands face! He exposes Rand as a Fraud and second-hander …. whom plagiarizes the values of Christianity and foolishly attempts to ground them in the vacuum of atheist materialism! Calling her Philosophy ‘Objectivism’ no more makes it truly Objective than calling a party ‘Labour’ actually makes it truly benevolent towards the working class! Rand actually abandoned a tyrannical atheist country (Russia) for the safety and liberty of a Christian Nation (America), and then proceeded to undermine the very foundations of Freedom! Enlightened Protestant Christianity. Russia embraced the ideas of the Karl Marx, whom based his Collectivist Totalitarian State upon ‘Scientism’ (Atheist Materialism) and the denial of God given inalienable rights. Lenin further argued that ‘Whatever actions benefited the cause of ‘the Party’ (the State) and its ambitions for World socialist Revolution *was moral*. Murder etc are all acceptible means being justified by the ends (Utilitarianism). The Socialists believe the Individual has no rights but exists for the sake of the state. Under Atheism there are no objective values or ethics. Ethics are superstitions… illusory. Scientifically speaking all that really exists to the Materialist way of thinking are the cold and indifferent Laws of physics and chemistry.
P.S You Objectivists…Paybacks are a Bitch aye! You have taken great pleasure in Blaspheming Christ so please don’t bleat too loudly that I now repay you in kind! Surely you didn’t expect Christianity to cowardly run away from your profanities and delusions?
Yet do not utterly despair. When I get around to it I will lay out the basis of a social compact by which we Christians can coexist with you silly Infidels in Liberty and equality, that is if you are capable of reaching such an accord. The fundamental principle which I shall elaborate upon as the basis of peace and hope between our conflicting worldviews is the principle of ‘The consent of the governed’ and it hinges upon the notion that there are some commonly held desires which form *an overlapping consensus* between all peoples of tolerance and peace, and that via religious liberty a civilization… a free society of equality and justice can be founded and maintained.
Then we can carry on our Ideological warfare like civilized enemies… via free speech, free press, etc.
Its General election time, which is so bloody depressing its enough to drive me to drink. Elections in New Zealand are a demonstration of mass stupidity. The Sheeple actually believe that in choosing between John Keys National and Phil Goffs Labour parties that they are actually involved in making real and important moral and economic choices! The depressing reality is both these parties pedal the same Nanny state socialism, so much so that no matter which of these Parties are elected… Our country is buggered and will continue paddling down Poo creek!
There are of course other choices available, Consistent principles are the exception, Contradictions the norm, nonetheless some of the other options are much better than the status quo (those few parties who wish to implement Libertarian reforms), and then there are others which are much much worse (Parties which seek to impose even more obscene socialist inequalities and injustices, heavy handed regulations and prohibitions). It is a situation to be lamented that the former are not more popular, but to be celebrated in the latter. The sheeple are locked into the two party tunnel vision. Though MMP has been around for 15 years they still vote traditionally…as if still under FPP. I would not at all be surprised if the referendum on MMP comes back in favour of restoring some form of FPP. This referendum itself is a travesty considering the Real referendum ought to be on ending the apartheid electoral rolls and Race based seats which is a much more dire situation!
Thus I have resigned to the inevitability that nothing will change after the election
our nation we will remain an oppressive little xenophobic tyranny, and continue to slide into economic oblivion at a rate of $400+ million per week.
Satan Laughing spreads his wings… and John Key smuggly grins.
Evil prevails when good men do nothing.
It is into this cesspool of insanity that Richard and I are about to dive Head first. Richard standing as a list candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party and in the Mana electorate , and I myself as an independent Libertarian candidate for Hamilton West. I have no delusions of success, yet am driven to represent my Libertarian Ideals out of personal conviction that it is the Christian thing to do, and to give that small minority of Libertarians (of all faiths) a haven for their conscience. Some reading this will think Richard and I are fools, and that voting for us is to waste your vote. To that I say…. BAAA! *Your wooly thinking is the very reason why our country is enslaved to the National/ Labour parties… and on the road to hell!
As Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota once said “The only wasted vote is one not following your own conscience..” . Richard and I are giving voters *Real choices* And by standing we hold the voters to account for their Sheepish stupidity… because we give them the option to choose Justice, to vote for reform, and for prosperity. “He who governs best, governs least” Thomas Jefferson.
Winning the WC cost New Zealand 3/4 of a Billion Dollars! That’s is an insane amount of Loot! It demonstrates our Nation is a ship of fools. This Budget Blowout is yet another consequence of the politicalisation of Sport… a demonstration of Socialist *Totalitarian* over-government.
To all you Socialists out there who Cheered and whistled as the Games played on.. You have no right to claim you care for the Poor! Now they must bear the Burden of these hundreds of Millions on the price of their food and clothes… on the cost of their rents! You can have no claim to be the vanguard against Elitist Favoritism! You have redistributed Millions of Dollar from the poor to the rich and created a sporting elite to be worshiped by the deluded masses… whose wealth and fame will grow …. who will meddle in politics, pervert our democracy, and support even greater Government usurpations!
Today you Parade while the backs of the working man breaks, and the wolves of dept are at his door! And not one Politician will have the Balls to admit this truth! Just like Ex Mayor of Hamilton Bob Simcock tried to justify the tens of millions of rate payer debt caused by the V8 Super-cars by saying “The regional economy benefits”, so too will the Mammoth debts and ongoing expenses from the World Cup be said to have ‘benefited the National economy’. I say “Tell that to the thousands of poor whom struggle to pay their bills! Tell that to the pensioners who cant afford to heat their hovels in winter!” They will receive not one benifical penny… all they receive is a hefty bill from Nanny state. And you wonder why Western Civilisation is wallowing in debt and the divide between rich and poor keeps growing? Tim Wikiriwhi