COLLECTIVISM

devil-2 BOPCollectivism is one of

the Deadliest Sins.

I define a ‘sin’ as ‘an act against humanity’ — whilst not bothering to define the word humanity. (Try that and we go on forever, losing ourselves in obfuscations.)

We can leave the biggest sinners of all—the simpering blood-soaked religious—to flabble about with their own definitions, most often involving offending a mythical deity of some bloody ilk*.

EVERY INTEREST

seeking—

  • survival
  • growth
  • power
  • absolute control

—seems eventually to use a myth of some kind or another as justification for offences against basic human decencies. The more ancient, the better. No?

GIVEN

that folks want power, wealth, sex, control, and free time … a religion can be the ideal means. Control a per’s soul and you control the physical body—the per** becomes your slave. (You get quite rich—the Pope’s officers have been doing it for centuries, the mad mullahs of Islam likewise, the Nazis did it and so too Lenin’s cultural offspring … and endless others.)

CUTTING TO THE GRITTY

The good ol’ Nazis are the prime example of making a religion out of inhumanity.

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.[1][2][3] A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite. Antisemitism is generally considered to be a form of racism.[4][5] It has also been characterized as a political ideology which serves as an organizing principle and unites disparate groups which are opposed to liberalism.[6]

—Quote above is from Wikipedia

I am not an anti-semitic. I don’t limit myself:

I am anti-religion.

Organised religion, that is … but so long as a belief uses no form of force in its propagations I can tolerate it—fouling the defenceless minds of the innocent young, to me, is force …

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“Argie! Don’t knock it—my biggest source of recruitments!”

 

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* Which deity being in absentia means that we are in fact offending merely His/Her ‘representatives on Earth’. (Such offending in too many places can get you your lolly lopped, or worse. Much worse …)

** ‘Per’ … a new-speak word embracing all possible human sexes/genders and interpretations. (A ‘newspeak’ term as an all-embracing politically acceptable Gender Neutral, flowing naturally on from common usage of the word ‘person’.)

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A BRIEFFIE~!

They keep pushing back

the boundaries—

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from Wiki: CLICK HERE (or not)

—and I love it!

BOOM BOOM

PROGRESS & SOPHISTICATION

Yea? Or

NAY?

down eyeface A brieffie—

Here be two snaps. Study them carefully, there’ll be a quiz at the end. Good luck …

OLD ONE:

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NEW ONE:

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CLUE:

The ‘old’ one is a shot of hands against a cave wall deep underground, some umpty-umpt thousands of years ago*.

The ‘New One’ is a shot of hands splopped on a wall above the ground just a year or three back. This modern one is your basic handprint—you know, the kids use their very own personal hand as a rubber-stamp to print their eternal mark on the wall.

The older one was done by spray-painting around a hand/s held against the wall … thirty, forty (?) thousands of years ago.

Doesn’t it seem odd that the older technique is arguably the more sophisticated~?

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“Hey, you! — The cute doggy with all them teeth …”

“Yes, Mr Saint … er … guru, Sir?”

“Argus … here’s a free hand for you if you need one …”

“Bless you, Sir~!”

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* In the region of forty thousand years back (give or take a few weeks …) AND yes, I did post on this once before—’cos I’m still fascinated (it don’t take much to gast my flabbers, dammit!)

WHY BOTHER

with an up-to-date

ATLAS

giphyor printed whirly ball on a stick that we call a ‘globe’?

All it can give you is a brief glimpse of the current situations—physical and political—and they are transient anyway. (Any religion claiming that there is no permanence has it spot on, no?)

So in brief here’s a wee thought for you:

“It’s among more than a dozen other dated cave paintings on Sulawesi that now rival the earliest cave art in Spain and France, long believed to be the oldest on earth.

The findings made headlines around the world when Aubert and his colleagues announced them in late 2014, and the implications are revolutionary. They smash our most common ideas about the origins of art and force us to embrace a far richer picture of how and where our species first awoke.”

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journey-oldest-cave-paintings-world-180957685/#cbw1TFgCELhuEmTJ.99

ARGUSAnd now let your mind drift back through the millennia, to a time when sea levels were some four hundred feet lower

… and ponder what we may be missing?* .

And for those of a religious bent—as in ‘Bible’ based—did God sneak down there (on his day off from creating the Creation six thousand years ago) and daub the walls with His very own technique of pre-aged daubing, to test our wavering faiths?

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* Given that folks seem to prefer living on, around, or close by the coastlines—you know, fish, surfy beaches, nautical trade (and easier access to Viking diplomacy if so inclined).

CAVE ART

QUESTIONS ABOUND

3 gerbilsCLUE:  I once thought that a thousand years was a quite long time. Actually … it’s not.)

My fascination with cave art stems from my own limitations—and an imagination that fills some of the gaps.

When I’m told

that a work of art was done by a brutish hairy monkey-man, deep underground, tens of thousands of years ago using only a wee flame for illumination … I go a bit gaga.  (We moderns aren’t so stupid—when we go down it’s in full regalia, as required for modern Health & Safety compliances) (and we don’t use no polluting sooty flames) …

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SADLY IT TAKES

an active imagination and/or a wee bit of experience to square an appreciation (of what those ‘hairy brutes’ accomplished 40,000 years ago) with our own arrogance and sense of wonder.

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Then again, it could all perhaps be a huge April Fool’s type practical joke (and as always ol’ Argie is first in line to fall for it)?

I did read an almost convincing argument to the effect that the ancient artists were mostly ladies, because sprayed silhouettes like this one (found in many places around the world) often looked ‘feminine’ … so, hairy brute damsels?*  Naaaahhh …

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The Comments are interesting too …

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TOMORROW

WARNING

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IN THE MOOD

for these toobes:

One of the most powerful observations on the human condition ever put into words (Willie Spokeshave) and spoken by experts to make a trap for observers of said condition:

Didn’t like it?

Bugger … try again—

—and if English accents make the words incomprehensible to some, here they are for you to read … (actually, I’ve just removed ’em). (Hard luck …)

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I LIKE SHOOTING

TOO.

pc, notAnd I dislike Islam a wee bit—but there’s nothing new in that, my ancestors were probably part of some of the forces that stopped the invading Islamic hordes storming into Europe a few generations back.

God (who knows His own) could doubtlessly tell us how many have died in His holy name, for and against one of His franchises or another. Religion (regardless of whatever name you give it) is all about Wealth and Power—nothing else. A religion is simply a tool used to separate the innocent-but-dim from their money.

THINK ABOUT IT

Religion is when you claim to have something and you sell it to people when actually you ain’t got nothin’ — which means simply that you are reaping a perpetual field of its suckers.

BUT FOLKS FEEL STRONGLY

about their own religion (their own brand, the franchise they buy from).

RELIGION IS, IN FACT

the ideal business.

With real products you can’t sell it until you have it. With a God, you ain’t got it and you sell it sight unseen to folks who can’t carry it away but somehow take it home with them.

Religion is a product you can never run out of—in fact, once up and running your coffers keep filling themselves—and you can make any (r) ANY claim for your god, gods, God, godlings and saints and cherubs and angels and prophets and miraculous holy turnips you wish … nobody can ever (r) EVER call you on them.

SO IN KIWILAND 

yesterday a man was arrested for (I think) disturbing the peace, and we still don’t know a great deal about his motivations. Damn, typical, no-one tells us nothing … but as I said before, God knows His own and the 49 people the noisy guy killed will by now doubtlessly be safe in the arms of Jesu—

(oops)

—arms of Allah and His angels. May peace be upon Him (Allah) and His House etc etc, and may He one day be feeling beneficent enough to send some of His peace to a noisy world — the world He created, knowing full well back then what a lone kiwi nutcase would be doing yesterday.

IT PAINS ME TO HAVE TO SAY IT

You cannot have an omniscient omnipotent without said Being being omni responsible.

And please, don’t nobody try throwing that ‘Free Will’ thing at me. To do so would be to admit that either—

(a)  you have absolutely no idea, or

(b)  you haven’t actually given it any thought, so

(c)  refer (a) above and this time read it.

I ADMIT THAT

I would truly love to know what was in that lone-gunman’s mind. Perhaps we could make a deal with him: we give him a weapon of his choice, all the ammo he can eat, and insert him into Afghanistan … and he stays there.

Instead they’ll probably give him a lecture and confiscate one of his guns …

 

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The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away …

 

 

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