“The first casualty of war is the truth”

It never fails for me to be slightly amazed at humanity.  Paris Hilton became famous cause daddy’s rich,  her sis was on tv and millions saw her on tape giving a blow job. Then as now,  we as a collective people carry on like lemmings falling off a cliff.  Gawd bless Kim and Kanye and whoever is flavor of the next second long internet meme. Lemmings.

Millions now continue to act like lemmings. All forgetting their past.  But why should we teach kids today the nature of persuasion and propoganda?  In Nazi Germany millions were convinced that it was ok to take part in genocide. Your average person tends to need some heavy convincing to help slaughter millions.

How are people convinced that it really is ok to help commmit genocide? Through lies. Persuasion is a powerful tool. Propoganda has been used by humanity,  probably forever.  Chief architect for the third reich Goebbels,  through satire in the form of print media and cinema helped strip the Jews of their humanity.  Helping to bolster the big nosed,  crooked chinned image,  juxtaposed with actual rats… (nice movies)  the Nazi party convinced Germany it was ok to hate.

If you insult,  malign,  spread hate… not once,  not twice but for years toward 1.5 billion people… would you not expect some reprocussions?

International law,  especially in Europe because of World War II,  has laws,  laws differentiating free speech from hate. Look it up,  world law differentiates between the two. One thing Europe DID learn from the Nazi party,  “never again… ”

Today though,  people prefer their latest meme. If Paris Hilton can build a career based on the foundation of fame she got from sucking a penis on film…. Then the French can clearly build sympathy and declare freedom of speech built on a foundation of hate.  For that is what this is….

But humanity runs off like lemmings,  perpetuating and help bolstering hate.  The Nazi party was doing great work. Without the deaths of millions we wouldnt have the soda called Fanta (invented by CocaCola for the Nazi party) or the VW beetle/bug.  Herbie is a Nazi invention,  or due to medical experimentation on live people would we know so much about what NOT to do during pregnancy.

But,  like lemmings humanity goose steps off a cliff… but then:

“there are several ways… to convince people”

(Throbbing Gristle,  convincing people,  album: 20 jazz funk greats)

The image below on the right is French hate propoganda potraying an Islamic woman with a burqa up her butt (a lot of thought and intelligence went into that… not)

Interestingly Faux News is saying the home of last years peace prize winner Malala,  is a terrorist hot bed. Take that you filthy peace prize winner,  fox has you coverd… and knows all about Birmingham. Lemmings.

Baaa baaaa baaa baaa baaa baa

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai

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Through these eyes
I deny on all I see
Obscured
Through these eyes
It looks like I’m home tonight

What you said made a mess of me
What you said, I don’t want
Obscured

… ..

Thought for the day.  For me deliberate wilful ignorance is something that is largely indefensible.  Be it climate change,  politics,  sociology or any numerous things that homosapiens enjoy as living sentient beings.

When presented with tools to emerge from ignorance,  if we choose to ignore them,  then that is deliberate wilful ignorance.

But then,  thats choices we have,  to remain uninformed and to carry on defending the indefensible, 

today it being the cry of freedom of expression…..to defend systematic instituionalused hate. Believe me,  that is what is occurring in France,  there is plenty of evidence to support this. I am not nor will I ever support murder.

Often I feel sad to be an American. Today, is one.  However I am “comforted” in knowing the wilful ignorance of the past few days is far from just American.

After the events in France,  and the constant reminder of the rise of neo nazi sentiment overseen  by France’s Le Pen (look up the decades long instution of hate that father and now daughter) and my overall dismay with those that defend free speech allowing institutionalzed hatred to exist and grow,  which is against UU principles…. Imo

I am frankly deeply saddend by my fellow UUs at my church. It appears they really are just a bunch of ignorant privallaged white people. I hope I am wrong. So far, today has only shown me, UUs at my church will defends the freedom of speech, even if its hate, even if it goes against the very 7 principles of UUism.

I repost the words of one of the greatst mystics that ever was.  My thoughts and prayers to all affected and hopes that the continued defense of extreme right wing sentiment is not continously defended by those in the know and those that clearly are ignorant.

…… .

My heart has become capable of all forms.

It is a meadow for gazelles and a monastery for Christian monks,

A temple for idols and pilgrim’s Ka’aba,

          The Tables of the Law and the book of the Koran.

I profess the religion of Love,

        and whatever direction

Its steed may take,

       Love is my religion and my faith.

–Ibn ‘Arabib

Agnoia; Literally “ignorance” or the act of not paying attention.

Agnosia; The state of not having insight or Gnosis.

Addendum my response elsewhere:

Mm lol thev”discussion” is such that, the satirists did wrong but shouldnt have been killed. The original discussion question was, were the satirists to blame, at all… even in a tiny way.

My initial answer was no. However with research, it was pointed out how long and how deep the propoganda/hate toward all major religions the satirists is/was. Which also are fully in line with the extreme right in France.

To me, that then is an answer of yes to the question are they to blame, even a little. The focus on those that said NO was the satirists didnt kill anyone.

My argument is to stay silent is not only aginst the seven principles, but that is what happend in Nazi Germany, chief propogandist Goebbels produced satire…. That help lead to the death of millions. He also did not kill anyone.

I always thought UUs stood for justice and the underdog. Perhaps I was wrong

http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=gnosis;id=50;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ekheper%2Enet%2Ftopics%2FGnosticism%2Findex%2Ehtml