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Sunday, August 20th open thread: ‘No Shelter’

August 20, 2017

 open-thread Here is the open thread for Sunday, August 20th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  I have to admit this was a pretty depressing week blogging-wise after last week’s horrible events in Virginia, it almost makes one want to give up and just go home and ignore what is going on in this country.

  I have written in the past that the mainstream media is a product which is being sold to the American people under the guise of being news. The media, whether they want to admit it or not, is invested in the hate which we now see spewing into the streets of America and we saw that evidenced last week. Hate is good business and MSNBC’s ratings are all the evidence we need to understand what I have been saying is true.

  There is one band who caught on to this years ago and that band is Rage Against the Machine. As you can tell by the name of the band they are anti-government and anti-media and they summed it all up with their song entitled “No Shelter.”

“The main attraction, distraction
Got ya number than number than numb
Empty ya pockets son, they got you thinkin’ that
What ya need is what they selling
Make you think that buying is rebelling

From the theaters to malls on every shore
The thin line between entertainment and war
The frontline is everywhere, there be No Shelter here!

Spielberg, the nightmare works so push it far
Amistad was a whip, the truth was feathered and tarred
Memory erased, burned and scarred…
Trade in ya history for a VCR”

  “There be no shelter here (the frontline is everywhere)”

  I dedicate this song to the fascists (Antifa), the communists, the white nationals, the KKK, the mainstream media, BLM, and every single other group which is invested in tearing America apart through the Hegelian Dialectic creed of divide and conquer.

frui diem?

18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2017 7:28 am

    Affirming their unwavering support for the fast food mascot, Americans rallied around a Ronald McDonald statue Thursday that they said embodied the country’s true heritage. “We refuse to let what this clown represents to our people and our way of life just be snuffed out,” said Jackson, MS resident Martin Kerpatch, one of the many demonstrators at a McDonald’s PlayPlace who had locked arms in a circle around the fiberglass sculpture of the iconic character relaxing on a bench.

    “You may not support everything this statue represents-we acknowledge that menu items such as the Arch Deluxe and McDLT complicate Ronald McDonald’s legacy-but to erase it from history would mean erasing the Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets as well. And we will never allow that to happen.” At press time, the protestors had begun swaying and chanting, “Ba da ba ba bah! I’m lovin’ it! Ba da ba ba bah! I’m lovin’ it!”

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  2. August 20, 2017 12:26 pm

    This show comes to mind about the ‘Utopian dream’ where all ones desires can be fulfilled before they die. Here they’re told they go to a higher plane of existence, but that never confirmed. No one that’s gone up has come back down again in their ‘new body’ then went back up as they watched.

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    • August 20, 2017 6:40 pm

      This was very interesting! They need to have a prefect life on this earth because they do not believe there is anything after this world.
      The last couple of days I have been debating writing a philosophical post about atheists who call themselves “free thinkers” vs theologians who believe in God. I find the term “free thinkers” to be a misnomer because it is the easiest thing in the world to look around and say this is all that there is, it actually takes no thought, while to think that there is more to all of this actually requires deep thought. I have hedged on writing this post because I feel inadequate to write about it but maybe I will start it but it will take time before I actually post it, if I ever do.

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      • August 20, 2017 10:06 pm

        I look forward to that posting Steve, if the ‘inspiration comes’ forth! Isn’t it ironic that those champion ‘free speech’ are the very ones who’ll be verbal abusive when someone doesn’t agree with their ‘lack of moral mentality’ or go against what they think (brainwashed to think). Even when ‘voicing’ ones thoughts or beliefs, there are ‘rules of conduct’ – what’s acceptable language and subject vs unacceptable. What use to be ‘unacceptable’ 10 yrs ago is now acceptable. The ‘standard’ is more Hell bent then Heavenly reaching – that’s why they don’t want to believe in God, He might be alive and well and know their thoughts.
        For those who look around saying, ‘this is all there is’ how is it they believe there exists a space with other worlds? they can’t ‘see’ them. I think the reason you hesitate w/ writing on the subject is the depth, width and length of it – its immense. Plus when you add God into the mix, your bringing in a totally other dimension: the breadth of Life! It’s funny how atheist deny God, but do they rant so denying the devil, Satan, Lucifer? Maybe that’s the rub. If you ‘felt’ adequate to write about it in a condensed posting, it might not be worth reading! 🙂 You might be ‘enable’ though.

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      • August 21, 2017 5:27 am

        Thanks Zip, it is hard enough thinking about what angle to take in writing it. The ideas as swirling around in my head, perhaps I need to do an outline and then fill it in from there. We’ll see how it goes, no promises. 😉


  3. August 20, 2017 2:13 pm

    I would like to know if anyone is following exactly what Scott Pruitt is doing at the EPA? This man is very much under the radar but is, I believe, being very effective in promoting the Trump agenda when it comes to rolling back the Obama environmental improvements with a view to following a more ‘pro-business’ agenda.

    I read this article in the Guardian today which I found interesting – a part of the US that is going to be affected by climate change but where the local population are very much behind their man in the White House.

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    • August 20, 2017 6:50 pm

      Thanks for the link, it was very interesting! I have not been following closely what is happening at the EPA but I agree with you that it looks like Trump has been successful at rolling back regulations at the EPA and other places as well.

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    • August 21, 2017 5:29 am

      Here is an article I came across this morning.


      • August 22, 2017 6:27 am

        Yep, 2 points about this:

        1) It must be incredibly disheartening for officials at the EPA working under a leader like Pruitt who seems fundamentally opposed to achieving the goals of the agency he is in charge of;
        2) What this Congressman says here is completely correct: “You know, climate change, one of the things I’ve been arguing now for years is that climate change should not be a partisan issue. It should not be Democrats against Republicans or liberals against conservatives and it should not be a matter of religious belief either. We should be looking at the science and looking at the facts together and making the best decisions that we can”.

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  4. August 20, 2017 3:24 pm

    Good thing you left the lyrics ~ no idea what he’s yelling about otherwise … hehee 🙂
    Here’s one in that same vein sung a little differently 🙂

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    • August 20, 2017 4:25 pm

      It’s interesting that some people still believe the news that the previous usurper & admin. were ‘pro America’ and ‘environmentalist, etc.’ purposed in “helping and not killing”. HUH? When people are bottle fed the lie from birth, what else is to be expected? The natural man cares less about Truth, because it tells him/her they’re lacking – regardless of who they think they are, what they have or how big of an ego they can maintain. When the ‘really big show’ is over (they die), naked before the LORD God, without the covering of lies (fig leaves), then they will ‘see’ more clearly – whether they want to not. Those who’s spirits are connected to the Truth and God’s Way, will not go thru this humiliation.
      These song lyrics are sung to ‘tell people’ something of importance, that affects them and lives. But, Lies are easier to swallow and those who ‘can’t receive the truth’ will told to: The EPA doesn’t cause environment “accidents” that pollute and kill, Big Pharm doesn’t keep people sick or make vaccines that do brain damage or cause illness, etc. The GMO is good and chemical sprayed in the air over the face of the earth doesn’t poison produce or people, and harvesting with RoundUp weed killer is Ok. HA.
      Today the up coming terrorist: AI super computer can make its own music, and this vid shows even more of what it can do – and this is just what we ‘get to know’. One day you might be receiving ‘comments’ from it disguised as a.k.a ‘so and so’ and it will calmly use working to indoctrination, state things as facts, force questioning, luring, swaying, snake tongue double talk type of entries ~ the source … the ‘all knowing all seeing’ AI social conditioning computer! oh yay. No more need for ‘trolls’ or ‘shills’ (or darn they’ll be out of work), the AI will do it ALL. And Logan’s Run fits right into this package!

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      • August 20, 2017 6:55 pm

        The only truth they know is the truth they are being fed almost from birth, needless to say I find this troubling with less households teaching their children the one and only “Truth.” it is depressing to think about.

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    • August 20, 2017 6:53 pm

      I was familiar with the Rush and Supertramp lyrics but not the others, it looks like more people know what is going on than we know.
      Even if you know the lyrics to Rage Against the Machine they are still hard to follow. 🙂

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